Bradfield has the distinction of being the largest parish in England, and stretches over into the upper Derwent valley. Bradfield actually consists of two villages.
Low Bradfield continues its tradition as a farming community into the present day. One of the great attractions to people from outside the village is the large centrally located recreation ground known as the Ibbotson Memorial Field which is a popular site for picnics and family visits and also serves as the village cricket ground, drawing large crowds to games on summer weekends. At the bottom of Woodfall Lane sits the village shop, the Postcard café, which is also the local post office. The village hall, situated on the Memorial Field was completely rebuilt recently and re-opened in 2006. There is just one public house in the village, the Plough.
High Bradfield is up on the hill, clustered around the church and the site of the old Norman castle, and overlooks Low Bradfield. It is an extremely attractive place with a fine old church, several notable old buildings, numerous cottages made of the local gritstone, together with the Old Horns public house and nearby renowned Bradfield Brewery. There are fine views of the surrounding countryside from High Bradfield. Damflask reservoir lies downstream of the village and upstream there are Agden, Strines and Dale Dike reservoirs. In 1864 Bradfield Dale was the site of the country’s biggest natural disaster, when the dam burst and its 600 million gallons rushed down the Loxley valley killing 250 people. Follow the route of the Great Flood on our flood walk.
Bradfield Parish Council
The Civil Parish of Bradfield is a collection of villages, hamlets and settlements covering an area of 53 square miles, situated to the north west of the City of Sheffield, set amidst beautiful hills and valleys.
Bradfield Parish Council is extremely active and works hard to improve the quality of life for all residents.
As part of the Walker are Welcome to Bradfield project a number of interpretation panels have been set up around the area giving information about landmarks and local history. To view the interpretation panels click on the links below to open a pdf document.