West End
West End is located in Sheffield
West End
West End
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53°22′52″N 1°29′20″W / 53.381°N 1.489°W / 53.381; -1.489

The West End is a loosely defined area of Sheffield, consisting of part of the City Centre, in addition to some of the western suburbs. The term has been in use for at least 150 years.[1]

Modern usage

In 2007, Sheffield City Council attempted to define the area as a part of the Connect Sheffield Scheme, and included the Devonshire and St George's Quarters, which are bound to the west and south-west by the ring road as well as the University Campus, which spans the ring road.[2] The result is that today, the West End primarily refers to the area alongside Glossop Road and Western Bank, rising up to Broomhill.

It hosts the Sheffield Children's Hospital, and the former Central Sheffield University Hospitals, that is the Royal Hallamshire Hospital (and its Jessop Wing), Weston Park Hospital and the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital (now a part of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust). The area also houses much of the University of Sheffield.

References

  1. ^ William Howitt, Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, published 1845, states "We shall find the poet of religion and refinement residing at the Mount, on the Glossop road, the WEST END of Sheffield."
  2. ^ "Connect Sheffield City Centre Map Enlarged". Sheffield City Council. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007. Retrieved 8 July 2008.