Ewden Village
Ewden Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 122731.jpg

Ewden Bridge, crossing the Ewden Beck
Ewden Village is located in Sheffield
Ewden Village
Ewden Village
Location within Sheffield
Metropolitan borough
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Dialling code0114
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53°27′40″N 1°35′28″W / 53.461°N 1.591°W / 53.461; -1.591Coordinates: 53°27′40″N 1°35′28″W / 53.461°N 1.591°W / 53.461; -1.591

Ewden Valley is a valley in the civil parish of Bradfield in the Stocksbridge and Upper Don electoral ward of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.[1]

Ewden Village is located between the Moor Hall and Broomhead reservoirs, close to and south of Bolsterstone,[2] within the civil parish of Stocksbridge.[3] Work on the construction of the two reservoirs was started by Sheffield Corporation in 1913. The reservoirs' construction site was served by the now closed Ewden Railway which connected with the Great Central Railway's Woodhead line in Wharncliffe Wood.[4] A timber built village was constructed to house workers working on the Morehall and Broomhead reservoirs. The village was completed in 1929. By 1969 only 15 of over 70 buildings were occupied, and by the 21st century the village was practically abandoned.[5][6] By 2008 a single worker's cottage remained from the original navvy village.[7]

Ewden Beck flows from Broomhead Moor, eastwards, supplying the Broomhead reservoir. Excess outfall flows into the River Don.[2] Ewden Height is a local high point in the region at 375 m (1,230 ft).[2]

On the south side of the beck, upstream of the reservoirs and Ewden road bridge are prehistoric earthworks and other remains: there is a Bronze Age cemetery of around 30 round barrows, typically less than 3m diameter and 0.2 to 1 m (7.9 in to 3 ft 3.4 in) high, which are crossed by an earthwork 'Broomhead Dyke', around 1,200 m (3,900 ft) long, running roughly parallel to the beck; there is also a 20 m (66 ft) diameter ring cairn around 100m north of the cemetery.[8][9]

See also


  1. ^ "Area: Bradfield CP (Parish)", 2001 Census: Key Statistics, Office for National Statistics
  2. ^ a b c Ordnance survey. 1:25000. c.2012
  3. ^ Stocksbridge boundary map [1] (retrieved 28 August 2015)
  4. ^ "Collection | Stocksbridge & District History Society". www.stocksbridgehs.co.uk. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  5. ^ Duffield, Brenda (September 2004), Ewden Village, Stocksbridge & District History Society
  6. ^ Ewden Valley Area, Stocksbridge & District History Society
  7. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 1479914". Research records (formerly PastScape). Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  8. ^ Historic England. "Ewden Beck round barrow cemetery and cross-dyke (1018590)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  9. ^ Historic England. "Ewden Beck ring-cairn (1010769)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 December 2012.