Site name: Bocking Hill & Nanny Hill Junction - open space

Zone: Inner Zone

Land owner: ?

Date of survey: 9- Mar-00

Current management: Amenity grass area mown

Proposed management: Repair damage to wall and iron railings (resulting from car accident). Wildflower bulb planting and some low shrubs. Ornamental tree planting.

Date of Visual Survey - Aug 2004

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The ideas and possibilities outlined below are designed to help members of the local community as they think about what could happen on this site. Nothing is fixed and alternative solutions may well emerge
over the coming decade - it is for the local community to decide and enable it to happen. Use the email button at the bottom right to volunteer to help and also to send additional information and ideas for specific sites



Visual Attributes - update 2004

This triangle of land, situated on the steep junction of Nanny Hill and Bocking Hill, comprises mown grass with a low stone wall to the northern and eastern edges. A pavement with damaged metal railings forms the western boundary and a pair of stone pillars which guide pedestrians to a seating area (the actual bench is missing), is located on the northeast corner. Wild flowers such as dandelions and willowherbs and a few self set sycamores grow around the periphery of this triangle, where the grass cannot be mown.





The site is situated next to well-used roads, so feels safe.


Activities that the site supports at present

This very small site does not support any human activity since the bench was removed.


Activities that could be supported in the future

The bench could be reinstated, providing a resting spot for people walking up Nanny Hill. The mown grass could be replaced with less maintenance intensive planting or left unmown and supplemented with some wildflower species, which would increase the visual quality of the space.

Ideas for change

This small triangular site would benefit from removing the remains of a broken down fence. Bulb planting is needed.
L shaped benches could be considered.

The charts below have a colour next the description if anything in the list, which was used to identify the whole range of possibilities for Stocksbridge, occurs on this site.



found 2002

aim by 2012

found 2002

aim by 2012

Amenity Grassland


Mosses and Bryophytes

Amenity Shrubs


Heath Land

Amenity Tree Planting


Amenity Flower Beds

Open Water

Amenity Hedges

Running Water

Rough Grassland

Cultivated/Disturbed Land

Acid Grassland

Bare Earth/Erosion

Marshy Grassland


Trees Broadleaf



Trees Coniferous



Trees Mixed

Invasive Species


Other (Please state)

Tall Herbs

Low Herbs and Shrubs (Native)

Amenity Bulb Planting




found 2002

aim by 2012

found 2002

aim by 2012



Formal Pitches


Formal Play Area


Car Park





Picnic Area

Desire Lines

Art Work

Motor Cycling

Dog Walking Area

Car Driving


Car Parking

Footpath Network

Damaged Bollards/Fences




Cycle Paths


Trim Track

Litter (small)


Litter Bins

Fly Tipping

Dog Waste Bins

Burnt Out Cars

Formal Off-road Area



Hanging Around

Lighting (Street)


Alcohol Drinking


Drug Taking

Interpretive Signs

Dog Mess

Hard Surfaces

Quiet Contemplation

Other (please state)

Sun Bathing

Informal Play (state)

Other Informal Uses (state)


Stocksbridge SRB5 Greenspace Audit undertaken by Jim Flanagan for Sheffield Wildlife Trust - see their Community Action Handbook - full of good ideas for your local site

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Belmont Drive 2

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Edward Street 1

Edward Street 2

Edward Street 3

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Haywood Lane

Hole House Brook

Manchester Rd 1

Manchester Rd 2

Manchester Rd 3

Manchester Rd 4

Manchester Rd 5

Manchester Rd 6

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Pearson Street

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Ridal Croft

Ridal Close

Rundle Road

Smith Road

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Stocksbridge Fire Station

Stocksbridge Methodist Church

Stocksbridge United Reform Church

St John

Webb Avenue

Wilson Road

Wood Willows

Wortley Road

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