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Normanton Spring is a suburb and former hamlet located 4 miles east of Sheffield’s City Centre, and is currently designated as a city historic township. The hamlet became a part of Sheffield City due to growth in the 1960s. The hamlet was noted for its mining activity during the twentieth century, with the Birley Collieries on both the east and west sides. The Shire Brook, which runs through the hamlet to the south, was famous for its use in the smithing of sickles and scythes. The mining pits are now part of the Shire Brook Valley Local Nature Reserve, and a former schoolhouse that was in operation during the twentieth century has been converted into residential usage. The Normanton Springs Inn, the local bar, has also been demolished.

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