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This site has the following component area(s):

Porter Valley Parks, Endcliffe Park


Brief description of site

The Porter Valley Parks are a linked sequence of public parks and green spaces created along the valley of the Porter Brook between 1855 and 1938. They comprise Endcliffe Park (15.5 hectares), Bingham Park (24.5 hectares), Whiteley Woods (11.5 hectares), Forge Dam (9.5 hectares) and Porter Clough (7.2 hectares). The Porter Valley Parks are part of the Sheffield Round Walk, completed shortly after the Second World War.

Brief history of site

Towards the end of the 19th century attention focused on using the Porter valley to serve the needs of the rapidly expanding western suburbs. Accounts describe a well-established walk following the Porter valley. In 1885 the Corporation purchased 8 hectares of land at Endcliffe Wood to provide public walks and pleasure grounds, and also to improve sanitation. In March 1886, William Goldring was commissioned to adapt Endcliffe Wood for public use. Additional areas were purchased throughout the early-20th century. The walk through the parks became an important part of the Sheffield Round Walk, which was completed soon after World War 2.

Location information:

Locality: Sheffield

Local Authorities:

South Yorkshire; Sheffield

Historical County: West Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 110 Grid Ref: SK318854
Latitude: 53.3645 Longitude: -1.52359

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The entire sequence of parks and open spaces is open to the public. For details see:

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1885 to 1938

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 68.2

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