Chapeltown Map

Chapeltown is a significant community and suburb of Sheffield. It is included in the Parish of Ecclesfield. It was formerly part of Yorkshire’s West Riding. Until industrialization, Chapeltown was a hamlet located at the crossroads of Sheffield and Barnsley. A blast furnace was erected there in the late 16th century, originally using charcoal and then switching to coke around 1780. Chapeltown was part of the Ecclesfield ecclesiastical parish and had a population of 4063 people in 1870. One of the main vocations of the residents was coal mining.

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