Filled with beautiful houses and boasting a thriving high street, Ecclesall is a diverse part of Sheffield. Close to the city centre and the stunning Peak District, this is a sought after area. Ideal for families, it is home to numerous schools and amenities.
THINGS TO DO
The city is known for its greenery and around Ecclesall Road you can take your pick from Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Sharrow Park, Endcliffe Park and Chelsea Park for a walk. On top of this, the area is close to Brammall Lane, the home of Sheffield United football club, Hallamshire Golf Club, the city centre and the Peak District National Park.
EATING & DRINKING
Take your pick of eateries along Ecclesall Road. If you like chain restaurants then Pizza Express, Prezzo and Wetherspoons are options. Alternatively, there are some beautiful independents like the French Le Bistrot Pierre, All Siam Thai, Ashoka Indian and Uncle Sams Chuck Wagon. Pubs include The Prince of Wales, Porter Brook and The Nursery Tavern.
Known as the "Golden Mile", Ecclesall Road is one of the city's thriving areas. There are nearly 400 shops and businesses along a one and a half mile stretch from the city centre. These range from high street stores to independent shops and offer art galleries, boutiques, florists, hairdressers and more. Further along the road, nearer the villages there are convenience stores, pharmacies, opticians and more.
Home to Ecclesall Pre-School, Ecclesall Church of England Junior School and Ecclesall Infant School, good primary education is right on your doorstep. There are a number of other schools in overlapping neighbourhoods and secondary schools include High Storrs School, Silverdale School and Notre Dame High School.
From Ecclesall, you can head west straight to the countryside along Ringinglow Road or get into the heart of Sheffield down the A625 Ecclesall Road. The latter has numerous public transport options, the city has a huge train station and East Midlands and Robin Hood Airports are less than an hour away - Manchester and Leeds Bradford International are just an hour and a half.
The Ecclesall ward incorporates five districts - Bents Green, Ecclesall, Greystones, Millhouses, and Ringinglow - and it has been this way since 1934. Historically, the area between the River Sheaf and Porter Brook has been known as Ecclesall Bierlow and was part of Barnsdale Forest and the Robin Hood legends. Earliest reference to this area is the 13th century with the establishment of Ecclesall Corn Mill at Millhouses. It was sparsely populated until the industrial revolution and is now a popular commuter area to Sheffield.
DID YOU KNOW?
Ecclesall Parish Church was built in 1788.