Totley Brook

Map showing the location of Totley Brook

Location of Totley Brook

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Totley Brook heading into Gillfield Wood

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Totley Brook heading into Gillfield Wood
Photo Co-ordinates: 53.30475°,-1.5394°

Totley Brook meandering out of Gillfield Wood

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Totley Brook meandering out of Gillfield Wood towards Totley
Photo Co-ordinates: 53.309983°,-1.531933°

Totley Brook joins Old Hay Brook to become the River Sheaf

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Totley Brook joins Old Hay Brook to become the River Sheaf
Photo Co-ordinates: 53.320098°,-1.524004°

Totley Brook rises close to the A621 and collects its water from several small brooks which drain the hillsides between Holmesfield and Totley. On its way northwards towards Sheffield, it flows through Gillfield Wood.

The brook meanders spectacularly, cutting deeply into the river bank as it winds through the valley towards Mickley Lane. As it does so, it provides a clear demonstration, in miniature, of the processes of erosion and deposition which lead to changes in the route of a river.

After flowing past the Shepley Spitfire and under Mickley Lane, Totley Brook runs northwards between Leverdene Avenue and Queen Victoria Road, past what was once the site of Totley Chemical Works and then alongside the filled in and re-developed mill pond of Totley Rolling Mill.

The Brook turns sharply to the west as it passes the site of the Rolling Mill and the garden of Mill Cottage and then joins the Old Hay Brook which has just flowed under the A621.

At this junction, at the end of Mill Lane, the two brooks become the River Sheaf which then flows north-east through Abbeydale towards the centre of Sheffield.
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Friends Of Gillfield Wood
Totley History Group
Shepley Spitfire