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24-01-2007, 10:46   #1
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As you do, I got into a bit of a shamefully sad, yet quite interesting chat about Sheffield highest and lowest points...

My thinking is that the highest could be Meadowhead roundabout and the lowest being near the wicker...

I am probably wrong in this but if anyone out there could come at me with an accurate answer that'd be great!

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24-01-2007, 10:48   #2
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You're probably right about the lowest, but I think the highest is either Lodge Moor or Ringinglow...
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24-01-2007, 10:53   #3
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best I can find

"At its lowest point, in the east of the municipality along the River Don, the land is 10m above sea level; at the highest in the hills to the west the height is 546m. There are few major cities with such a variation in height within their boundaries anywhere and this adds to the uniquenes of Sheffield, as it allows for such a variety of landscapes within one city."
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24-01-2007, 10:53   #4
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Ringinlow is a good one yea, what about around the ski slope? that was thrown into the conversation this morning!
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24-01-2007, 10:59   #5
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Ringinlow is a good one yea, what about around the ski slope? that was thrown into the conversation this morning!
if you stand on the ski slope and look across towards crookes it is quite obvious crookes is higher so that rules that out
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24-01-2007, 10:59   #6
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so your saying that East towards Meadowhall is the lowest and West being Lodge Moor/Crosspool?

Where did you get that info?
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24-01-2007, 11:04   #7
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I might be wrong, but I thought the water tower at Norton is the highest point?
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24-01-2007, 11:05   #8
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so your saying that East towards Meadowhall is the lowest and West being Lodge Moor/Crosspool?

Where did you get that info?
Just ran a search on google something like "sheffields highest and lowest points sea level" and found that info!
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24-01-2007, 11:09   #9
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it seems before anyone can find out a different the highest point within the sheffield post code,is the junction of mortimer road and cranberry road sheffield s36 s9 and also mortimer appears to be the longest road in the sheffield postal district
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24-01-2007, 11:16   #10
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Just ran a search on google .......
Why 'Google' when you know that The Forum is the Font of All Knowledge?

http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=13900
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24-01-2007, 11:59   #11
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We can all sumise that a different area is higher than the other but you can only tell if its measured scientifically.
I would have gone for Crosspool because that is were all the transmitters are based for both TV and radio signals.
However, someone mentioned Lodge moor and me and Johnt had a disagreement on this the other day.
I argued that when I ride my bike from Crosspool to rivilin post office you ride down hill and uphill the other way which makes Crosspool the highest in the two and I have just realised that the postoffice isn't in Lodge moor you then have to climb Lodge Lane.
Lodge Moor is higher than Crosspool and thats not all because when I am on my way to Ringinglow you have to climb again to Mayfield which in my view Mayfield top is the highest place in Sheffield.
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24-01-2007, 12:07   #12
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Using my GIS with Ordnance Survey height data and the city boundary I calculate the highest and lowest points to be :

High Stones (out towards howden moors) at 548m
Blackburn meadows sewage works at 28m
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24-01-2007, 12:14   #13
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Lodge Moor is way higher than Crosspool, cause we are on the snow line here.
Then Rininglow is higher still, so I would plump for The Hallam moors with possibally Stanedge pole being the highest ground.

Norton water tower looks like the flat lands from here

A map will sort this one out anyhow, I'll have a look later if know one else does before then .
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24-01-2007, 12:19   #14
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Staying closer to the city, Graves Park is 210M. It's 300M near Lodge Moor
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24-01-2007, 12:25   #15
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Are there still people that don't know about Google Earth?

(or OS maps for that matter)


Stannington, Fulwood, Lodge Moor, Ecclesall, Dore are all much higher than Norton (up to 100 m higher). Various points in the Peak District but within Sheffield CC boundary are around the 500m mark. Meadowhall is down river of the Wicker so I'd go for that as the lowest point, though Retford Rd where it crosses the Rother into Rotherham is also pretty low (anywhere downstream on the Don or the Rother will be low of course).
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Using my GIS with Ordnance Survey height data and the city boundary I calculate the highest and lowest points to be :

High Stones (out towards howden moors) at 548m
Blackburn meadows sewage works at 28m
We have to be carefull here that we are not picking areas that are not actually in Sheffield.
Of course the Moors all Moorsare going to be the highest point but most fall into Derbyshire.
High Bradfield is another high point which is in Sheffield to which High stones is well pass the Derbyshire boundry.
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Lodge Moor is way higher than Crosspool, cause we are on the snow line here.
Then Rininglow is higher still, so I would plump for The Hallam moors with possibally Stanedge pole being the highest ground.

Norton water tower looks like the flat lands from here

A map will sort this one out anyhow, I'll have a look later if know one else does before then .
Online facilities are:

Council Ward Boundaries

Ordnance Survey "Get-A-Map"
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24-01-2007, 12:53   #18
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We have to be carefull here that we are not picking areas that are not actually in Sheffield.
Of course the Moors all Moorsare going to be the highest point but most fall into Derbyshire.
High Bradfield is another high point which is in Sheffield to which High stones is well pass the Derbyshire boundry.
It's Sheffield all the way from Bradfield and Langsett over to Howden reservoir. Margery Hill is 546m and in Sheffield according to OS map, Howden Moor, Broomhead Moor and Bradfield Moor are all Sheffield. Further down the reservoirs the border swings up across the hill toward Strines and Hollow Meadows.
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We have to be carefull here that we are not picking areas that are not actually in Sheffield.
Of course the Moors all Moorsare going to be the highest point but most fall into Derbyshire.
High Bradfield is another high point which is in Sheffield to which High stones is well pass the Derbyshire boundry.

High Stones is (just) within the sheffield boundary I use everyday (same as the one on the Council Ward Boundaries map linked in this thread).
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25-01-2007, 12:59   #20
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Mr Rooker at Ecclesfield School told us there was nowt higher to the East than the top of Grenoside until you got to the Ural mountains !
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