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About Woodseats

A popular residential suburb, Woodseats benefits from having a thriving community and may businesses as well as being close to large open spaces. With two schools in the district and handy transport links out of Sheffield, it is just right for families. Take a look at our range of properties for more information.

THINGS TO DO

Graves Park is popular and has tennis courts, playgrounds, a golf course, animal farm, wood and waterfall. There is a football team that play in the Sheffield league and a Community Festival that has been running annually since 2006. Neighbouring Meersbrook also has a large park and Beauchief Golf Club is nearby.

EATING & DRINKING

There are four pubs in Woodseats: The Woodseats Palace, a former cinema that is now a Wetherspoons, The Chantrey Arms, The Big Tree and The Abbey - with its own bowling green. Also on A1 is Swanky Frank's American Diner, Kashmiri Aroma Indian, Kito's Italian and takeaways spanning from pizza to Chinese.

SHOPPING

Woodseats has a selection of supermarkets with Aldi, Asda, Iceland and Sainsbury's all having a presence in the district. There are also a number of shops including Laura Ashley, Bathstore, Bensons Beds and charity shops as well as independent outlets. These include clothing, electrical, hairdressers, tattoo shops, gift shops, pharmacies and more.

SCHOOLS

Abbey Lane Primary School and Woodseats Primary School are within the boundaries of the district. Meadowhead School Academy Trust is commonly used for secondary education but it is in the catchment area for other schools. 

TRANSPORT LINKS

On the A61, Woodseats is just three miles from Sheffield and ideally placed for getting in or out of the city. With regular buses between Sheffield and Chesterfield - just 20 minutes away - it is easy even on public transport. There is easy access to the Peak District and Robin Hood airport is less than an hour in a car.

HISTORY

Coming through the Old English name of Wodesettes, meaning 'fold in a wood', Woodseats was a small cluster of cottages for many years. Thanks to the growth of Sheffield, it grew and once had two cinemas. Our Lady of Beauchief and St Thomas of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church was built in 1910 and St Chad's Church followed in 1911. The district was classed as part of Derbyshire until 1934. 

DID YOU KNOW?

There was a reference to a fictional militant colliery at Woodseats in The Price of Coal film from 1977.


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