Bradfield, South Yorkshire, is a Peak District village which had a Norman Castle
Bradfield, South Yorkshire had a Norman Castle and was once an important local centre - as important as Sheffield. It is now surrounded by reservoirs which provide Sheffield's water supply.
|Bradfield actually consists of two villages: High Bradfield is up on the hill, clustered around the church and the site of the old Norman castle and looks down on Low Bradfield, centred around the bridge over the River Loxley. It is an extemely pretty place with a fine old church, several notable old buildings and numerous cottages made of the local gritstone. In addition, there is a fine view of the surrounding countryside from High Bradfield. The village has the distinction of being the largest parish in England, and stretches right over into the upper Derwent valley. The village has a cricket ground and bowling green down by the river in Lower Bradfield, and several pubs are scattered around.|
Above Bradfield, on the southern branch of the Loxley River, there is the tiny settlement of Strines. This clusters around the popular Strines Inn, a very old hostelry that can trace its history back to the 13th century, though the modern building is much more recent than that. There are fine views from here across the Strines reservoir to the folly erected in the 19th century by the owner of nearby Sugworth Hall.
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