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Coordinates: 53°20′42″N 1°23′38″W / 53345°N 1394°W / 53345; -1394


Location in Sheffield
Population 16,943 2011
  • Sheffield
Ceremonial county
  • South Yorkshire
  • Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
  • Sheffield South East
Councillors Bryan Lodge Labour Party
Karen McGowan Labour Party
Denise Fox Labour Party
List of places UK England Yorkshire

Birley ward —which includes the districts of Base Green, Birley Estate, Charnock, Frecheville, Scowerdons and part of Hackenthorpe—is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England It is located in the southeastern part of the city and covers an area of 51 km2 The population of this ward in 2011 was 16,943 people in 7,393 households1 It is one of the five wards that make up the Sheffield Attercliffe constituency

Birley Estate grid reference SK402830 is a housing estate in the southeastern part of Sheffield It is built on what was Birley Moor just to the north of the small hamlet of Birley Birley Spa to the northeast was a hotel and spa built in 1842 around a spring of mineral water The building was restored in 2001/02 and is Grade II listed


  • 1 Base Green
  • 2 Charnock
    • 21 Charnock Hall Primary School
    • 22 Charnock Recreation Grounds
  • 3 Frecheville
    • 31 Origins
    • 32 1955 RAF Crash
    • 33 Famous Inhabitants
  • 4 Hackenthorpe
  • 5 Footnotes
  • 6 External links

Base Greenedit

Base Green grid reference SK390833 is a housing estate to the west of Birley and east of Gleadless It is built on the land that was formerly Basegreen Farm


The Stoneley Woods, an ancient woodland in Charnock, during the Early 2010 Big Freeze January 2010

Charnock sometimes called Charnock Hall grid reference SK384828 is a housing estate to the south of Basegreen The estate was built on the former Charnockhall Farm which stood where Farm Close is today

Charnock Hall Primary Schooledit

Charnock Hall Primary School is a primary school which currently educates around 400 pupils, aged 5–11 The report of the Ofsted inspection, in June 2010, assessed the school as being Good, point two on a four-point scale The school has the Healthy Schools Award, the Artsmark Silver, and the Green Flag Award2

Charnock Recreation Groundsedit

Situated on Carter Hall Lane, and next to Charnock Hall Primary School, The Charnock Recreation grounds is a large community park

In January 2006, The Friends of Charnock Recreation Grounds group was launched Through the work of the group, the park has been subjected to a range of improvements including the addition of new playground equipment, a running track, and outdoor gym equipment



Frecheville Community Centre

Frecheville grid reference SK398838 is a housing estate to the north of Birley Estate developed in the 1930s by Henry Boot Limited3 The firm constructed around 1,600 private houses, mainly traditional brick built 2 or 3 bedroom semi-detached family homes for rent and gave the Frecheville estate its name A local pub's signboard shows the coat of arms of the Frecheville family, who were lords of the manor at Staveley but there is no evidence that the Frechevilles ever owned land on Birley Moor, so the name given to Frecheville remains something of a mystery4 Frecheville also houses the parish church, library, a fishing pond and a community centre provided for the neighbourhood by the builder which still has an active forum5 and has run the Frecheville carnival every year between 1937 and 2006 with the exception of during the war years6 The majority of homes on the estate are now owner occupied after being handed over to residents in the 1950s7

1955 RAF Crashedit

On Thursday 26 May 1955 a Gloster Meteor F8 No WE916 piloted by 21-year-old John Alexander Cohen from Cardiff on a night flight training exercise from RAF Worksop crashed in Frecheville when he apparently lost control whilst undertaking a controlled descent though cloud The plane came in low over Stradbroke Road and the pilot was killed instantly as the plane dived steeply into the ground and exploded on impact in the field at the bottom of Silkstone Crescent at 1122 pm There was speculation at the time that he had deliberately stayed with the plane to steer away from the houses and into an open area A memorial stone was placed in the garden at the top of the footpath down to the housing estate but it has since been removed8

Long since demolished council housing on the Scowerdons estate

Famous Inhabitantsedit

Ex-Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock was born on Youlgreave Drive in Frecheville9 Coronation Street actor Ian Reddington also grew up Youlgreave Drive Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catherall of The Human League both attended Frecheville Comprehensive as did Wayne Furniss of Pulp, Mark Pearson who went on to play for Manchester United and the novelist Simon Beckett10


Most of Hackenthorpe is in the Beighton ward


  1. ^ "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics – Area: Birley Ward" Neighbourhood Statistics Office for National Statistics Retrieved 3 November 2016 
  2. ^ "Charnock Hall Primary School – Inspection report" PDF Ofsted 1 July 2010 Retrieved 19 April 2011 permanent dead link
  3. ^ St Cyprian's Church History
  4. ^ Wartime Frecheville
  5. ^ South East Sheffield Community Forumpermanent dead link
  6. ^ Frecheville Carnival
  7. ^ Age Concern Factsheet Archived 8 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Military Jet Crash at Frechville in the 50's
  9. ^ Warnock, N 2007 Made in Sheffield: Neil Warnock – My Story, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd ISBN 0-340-93720-3
  10. ^ Friends Reunited

External linksedit

  • Sources for the history of Birley Produced by Sheffield City Council's Libraries and Archives

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