Mansfield Road, Intake
Intake is located in South Yorkshire
Location within South Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSK386847
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtS12
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
List of places
53°21′22″N 1°25′16″W / 53.356°N 1.421°W / 53.356; -1.421Coordinates: 53°21′22″N 1°25′16″W / 53.356°N 1.421°W / 53.356; -1.421

Intake is a suburb and former village located 5 miles (8 km) south-east of Sheffield city centre, South Yorkshire, England. Due to expansion during the 20th century, the village became a part of the city of Sheffield. Intake is linked to Frecheville via Birley Moor Road, and to Gleadless via Hollinsend Road.[1]


Prior to the 19th century, the area was mainly farmland. The Shire Brook which flows through the south-east, originally marked the boundary between Derbyshire and Yorkshire. However in the 20th century, many collieries were opened in the area, with coal mining being the main source of employment. In the 1870 publication Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales by John Marius Wilson, Intake is described as being 'a village in Handsworth parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 3 miles SE of Sheffield. It stands adjacent to collieries, and has a post office under Sheffield'.[2]

Residential housing on Pleasant Road, Intake
Residential housing on Pleasant Road, Intake

There are a number of listed buildings in the area, including the Intake Cemetery Chapel constructed in 1879,[3] along with the surrounding walls and washhouse. The first burial at the cemetery was for a George Smith, killed at Birley Collieries on 13 January 1903.

Notable people

See also


  1. ^ Hunter, Joseph (1819). Hallamshire. The History and Topography of the Parish of Sheffield in the County of York: With Historical and Descriptive Notices of the Parishes of Ecclesfield, Hansworth, Treeton, and Whiston, and of the Chapelry of Bradfield. author.
  2. ^ History ... of the Borough of Sheffield, and the Town and Parish of Rotherham. W. White. 1833.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Capel at Intake Cemetery (1271284)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Jarvis Cocker: You ask the questions". The Independent. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2021.