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Housing the Upwardly Mobile

A Nether Edge History Walk around the Montgomery Estate. The walk starts on Brincliffe Edge Road, opposite the gas lamp at the top of Union Road. There are no steep sections after the initial ascent to the meeting point. Our route covers the area around Brincliffe Edge and the Montgomery Land Society Estate, which was […]

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William Bragge F.S.A, F.G.A. and Shirle Hill

A man of many parts. by Pril Rishbeth We have to thank William Bragge for the Shirle Hill house that we see today. His first Sheffield home was in Collegiate Crescent but In 1865 he bought a modest Georgian house from John Brown, who’d moved to his grandiose new home, Endcliffe Hall. With the help […]

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Shirle Hill, William Bragge and the Emperor of Brazil

by Pril Rishbeth In one of 3 boxes of items concerning William Bragge of Shirle Hill, now held in Sheffield City Archives, is an intriguing letter. It describes the visit of the Emperor of Brazil to William on 8 August 1871. I quote it in full. Written on 8 August 1871 When some of the […]

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John Brown’s Shirle Hill

by Pril Rishbeth, first published in 2014 Near the Psalter Lane ridge of Nether Edge, half hidden behind a wall and fine trees, lies Shirle Hill house. This building, recognised by the architectural historian, Pevsner, has a fascinating history involving a Mayor, a Prime Minister, war refugees and the Sheffield Health Authority. Two driveways face […]

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Emperor of Brazil

Newspaper report on the Emperor and Empress of Brazil in Sheffield by Pril Rishbeth First published in the November 2020 edition of the Edge Magazine Following my 2-part article on the visit of the Emperor and Empress of Brazil to William Bragge at Shirle Hill featured in the Edge, Nov. 2019 and Feb. 2020, new […]

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The Bowling Green Inn

The Nether Edge “Vauxhall Gardens” for Sheffield Many people are aware that there used to be a pub called the Bowling Green Tavern on Cherry Tree Road (now called Cherry Tree House), but few may realise that during the early 19th century it was also an entertainment venue for the people of Sheffield with evenings of […]