Chapeltown, South Yorkshire

Chapeltown is a large village and suburb of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. It is part of the local authority area of the Parish of Ecclesfield.[1]

Chapeltown - St John's Church

St. John's church
Chapeltown is located in Sheffield
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Railway bridge and road junction in the town centre

Chapeltown is located approximately 7 miles (11 km) north of Sheffield city centre on the railway between Sheffield and Barnsley.[2] Chapeltown railway station is served by the Penistone Line and Hallam Line. Two junctions of the M1 motorway also serve the area. The A6135 road passes through the town from north to south and is joined near the town centre by the A629 road from the south-east and the B6546 road from the west.

Like much of Sheffield, there is a large amount of greenspace in and around Chapeltown. The town centre has a cricket ground and a wooded park on either side of it. Between Chapeltown and Ecclesfield the land is used for residential purposes on one side of the main road and agricultural on the other. There is also a brownfield site above the park.


Until industrialization, Chapeltown was a hamlet that originated at the intersection of the roads between Sheffield and Barnsley and between Rotherham and Wortley. In the late 16th century a blast furnace was installed there which initially used charcoal, and from 1780 was fired with coke.[3] Chapeltown was part of the ecclesiastical parish of Ecclesfield and had a population of 4063 persons around 1870. Coal mining was one of the main occupations of the inhabitants.[2]

The works of Newton, Chambers & Company were first established in Chapeltown in 1793.[4] Initially they were an iron works specialising in cast iron products, but over time the company expanded into related mining industries and products from the fractional distillation of coal, including the Izal disinfectant range. In the Second World War they produced Churchill tanks.[3] The site of this company is now Thorncliffe Industrial Estate where most of the industry in Chapeltown is located.


  1. ^ "Ecclesfield Parish Council". Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Chapeltown, West Riding". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b "A History of Ecclesfield Parish". Ecclesfield Parish Council. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  4. ^ Jones 1999:148


  • Jones, J (1999). "An Illustrated History of Izal". In Jones, Melvyn (ed.). Aspects of Sheffield. 2. Sheffield: Wharncliffe Books. ISBN 978-1871647587.

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Chapeltown may refer to:

Chapeltown, Lancashire, a village in the borough of Blackburn with Darwen

Chapeltown, South Yorkshire, a suburb of Sheffield

Chapeltown Central railway station

Chapeltown railway station

Chapeltown, West Yorkshire, a suburb of Leeds

Chapeltown riots (disambiguation)

Chapeltown, an area of Pudsey, Leeds

Chapeltown, County Kerry, a village on Valentia Island

Chapeltown Central railway station

Chapeltown Central railway station was situated on the former South Yorkshire Railway's Blackburn Valley line between Ecclesfield East and Westwood. The station which was also known as Chapeltown and Thorncliffe was intended to serve Chapeltown, South Yorkshire, England, although about 1 mile (1.6 km) from its centre. It also served the works of Newton, Chambers & Company, one of the largest industrial companies in the area.

The original station which was mainly constructed of wood opened in 1854. The line at the time was only a single track and this was increasingly recognised as a bottle neck so plans were made to double this which began in 1875 and a new larger station was to be built on the north side of the track. The new station was built in the M.S.& L.R.'s Double Pavilion style and the building consisted of a station master's house, booking office, goods office, and first, second and third class waiting rooms. In order to make room for this an existing goods warehouse was demolished. The short single line platform was replaced by a double (up and down line) platform, an iron footbridge was constructed linking the two platforms and a new approach road built from the Sheffield-Barnsley turnpike road. The newly built station was officially opened to passengers on 5 November 1877.

In 1875 during excavations 150 yards east of the station by navvies who were employed to double the track between Grange Lane and Chapeltown they came across the fossilised tree stump of a Giant Club Moss which would have grown tens of metres tall. It was originally taken and displayed at High Hazels park in Darnall before being transferred to the Sheffield Botanical Gardens in the 1980s where it can still be seen today.

Closure to passengers came on 7 December 1953 and to all traffic in April 1954. The station is now a private residence.

Ian Russell (priest)

(Harold) Ian (Lyle) Russell (b 17 October 1934) was Archdeacon of Coventry from 1989 until 2000;Russell was educated at Epsom College. He worked for Shell from 1951 to 1953; and was in the RAF Regiment from 1953 to 1956. He studied for ordination at the London College of Divinity. After curacies in Iver and Lodge Moor he was Vicar of St John, Chapeltown, South Yorkshire then St Jude, Mapperley.

Steve Peat

Steve Peat (born 17 June 1974 in Chapeltown, South Yorkshire), nicknamed "Sheffield Steel" or more commonly just "Peaty", is a professional downhill mountain biker who was born and lives in Chapeltown, Sheffield, England. Prior to his career as a professional mountain biker Peat was employed as a plumber by James Lamb. He is married to Adele Croxon and has two sons, Jake and George Peat.

Peat began his career with little success riding for the Saracen team alongside Rob Warner, before moving in the mid 1990s to Team MBUK. He rode for GT Bicycles in the late 1990s and for the Orange team between 2002 and 2005, winning the Fort William downhill world cup round in 2005. He then joined the Santa Cruz Syndicate team for the 2006 season, which saw him finish 1st overall. He continues to race for Santa Cruz Syndicate.

As last man down the hill, Peat won the La Bresse downhill world cup round 2 on 10 May 2009 with a time of 02:07.14 knocking Sam Hill out of the hot seat for his 16th world cup round win, tying at the top of the all-time leader-board with Nicolas Vouilloz. Just one week later on 17 May 2009, at the third round of the UCI World Cup in Vallnord, Peat won again (besting compatriot Gee Atherton by just 0.02 seconds) making him the most successful male downhill mountain bike racer ever by number of wins at the time. This record has since been beaten Peat's South African teammate, Greg Minnaar.

Other successes include placing second in the Mountain Bike World Championships in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2008. On 6 September 2009, Peat won the World Championships in Canberra for the first time in his career, with a winning time of 2:30.33, just 0.05 seconds ahead of his Santa Cruz team mate Greg Minnaar. He was crowned World Cup champion in 2002, 2004 and 2006. He has also won the Lisboa Downhill, held in Lisbon, Portugal, eight times.

Aside from his professional riding career, Peat has other involvements with the sport, including contributing to the design and manufacture of specialist riding clothing made by Royal Racing of which he is part owner. Peat also has involvements with young cyclist academies, and is a proponent of youth involvement in the sport.

Following his recent world champ status he has released his own game 'Steve Peat - Downhill Mountain Biking' for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Tony Greenfield

Tony Greenfield (26 April 1931 – 19 March 2019) was a British statistical consultant and academic. He was formerly Head of Process Computing and Statistics at the British Iron and Steel Research Association, Sheffield, and Professor of Medical Computing and Statistics at Queen's University, Belfast.

Until he retired, at the age of 80, he was a visiting professor to the Industrial Statistics Research Unit of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and to the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

Greenfield co-authored Design and Analyse your Experiments with Minitab with Andrew Metcalfe and Engineering Statistics with Matlab. His inaugural lecture (1980) at Queen's University is still sold as a booklet. His first book, Research Methods for Postgraduates is highly regarded on both sides of the Atlantic and is now in its third edition, published by Wiley. He has also had a strong hand in The Pocket Statistician, Statistical Practice in Business and Industry and an Encyclopaedia of Statistics in Quality and Reliability. One of his contributions to his local community of Great Hucklow is the editing of a history of lead mining in the area: Lead in the Veins.

Tony was a founding member and Past President of European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics and for many years he was a prominent member of the Royal Statistical Society. He was the first editor of RSS News and of the ENBIS newsletter and magazine. In its first ten years, ENBIS grew to a membership base of around 1500 practitioners spread across more than sixty countries.

Tony was a Chartered Statistician (CStat) and a Chartered Scientist (CSci).

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