South Yorkshire Power Flushing

We Power Flush heating systems in these South Yorkshire towns:
Sheffield
Doncaster
Rotherham
Barnsley
Wath-upon-Dearne
Bentley

South Yorkshire is an English ceremonial and metropolitan county. It is the most southern county in the Yorkshire and Humber region, with a population of 1.34 million people in 2011. It covers 1,552 square kilometers (599 square miles) and is made up of four metropolitan boroughs: Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, and Sheffield. South Yorkshire was established on April 1, 1974, as a result of the 1972 Local Government Act.  Sheffield is its most populous city.

South Yorkshire is landlocked, bordering Derbyshire to the west and south-west, West Yorkshire to the north-west, North Yorkshire to the north, the East Riding of Yorkshire to the north-east, Lincolnshire to the east, and Nottinghamshire to the south-east. The Sheffield Urban Area is the tenth most populous conurbation in the United Kingdom, dominating the western half of South Yorkshire and housing more than half of the county’s population. South Yorkshire is part of the Sheffield City Region, while Barnsley is part of the Leeds City Region, reflecting the county’s geographical location midway between its two largest cities.

South Yorkshire County Council was dissolved in 1986, and its metropolitan boroughs are now effectively unitary authorities, despite the fact that the metropolitan county remains in law.

South Yorkshire is a ceremonial county with a Lord Lieutenant and a High Sheriff.

South Yorkshire was formed from the West Riding of Yorkshire’s 32 local government districts (the administrative county and four independent county boroughs), as well as small areas from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

HISTORY

Despite the fact that the modern county of South Yorkshire was not established until 1974, the history of its constituent settlements and parts dates back centuries. A Mesolithic “house” (a circle of stones in the shape of a hut-base) dating to around 8000 BC was discovered at Deepcar, in the northern part of Sheffield.  Evidence of even earlier inhabitation in the wider region can be found about 3 miles (5 km) across the county boundary at Creswell Crags in Derbyshire, where archaeologists have dated artifacts and rock art found in caves to the late Upper Palaeolithic period, at least 12,800 years ago.   During the Roman period, the region was on the Roman Empire’s frontier. 

South Yorkshire’s major settlements grew up around the mining and steel manufacturing industries. The main mining industry was coal, which was concentrated in the county’s north and east. There were also iron deposits in the area that were mined. The rivers that flowed off the Pennines to the west of the county aided the steel industry, which was centered in Sheffield, Stocksbridge, and Rotherham. The proximity of the iron and coal mines also made this an ideal location for steel production.

Although Christian nonconformism was never as strong in South Yorkshire as it was in West Yorkshire mill towns, the area still has many Methodist and Baptist churches. South Yorkshire also has a relatively high number of spiritualists. It is the only county in the Spiritualists’ National Union that counts as a full region. 

GEOGRAPHY

Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire all border the metropolitan county. The Pennines and their foothills rise in the west of the county and gradually descend into the Humberhead Levels in the east of the county, defining the county’s terrain. The county is formed geologically by the carboniferous rocks of the Yorkshire coalfield in the outer Pennine fringes, resulting in a rolling landscape with hills, escarpments, and broad valleys. There is widespread evidence of both current and former industrial activity in this landscape. There are many mine structures, former spoil heaps, and iron and steel plants. The landscape is a mix of built-up areas, derelict industrial land, and farmed open country. Although some remnants of the pre-industrial landscape and semi-natural vegetation still exist, ribbon developments along transportation routes such as canal, road, and rail are prominent features of the area. The Pennines in the west of the county are mostly within the Peak District National Park and also contain carboniferous rocks, with the underlying geology primarily consisting of millstone grit sandstones of the Dark Peak rising from the Yorkshire coalfield and the terrain consisting of moorland plateaus and gritstone edges.  The inner Pennine fringes between the Dark Peak and the Yorkshire coalfield are defined by many steep valleys and a transition from uplands and rural landscape to lowlands and urban landscape towards the county’s east.   The Dearne, Rother, and Don rivers run through the area. To the east, in the Doncaster area, the landscape flattens as the coalfield’s eastward dipping carboniferous rocks are overlain by the Humberhead Levels’ lacustrine deposits.   There is little evidence of glaciation in the area because it is well beyond the last glaciation’s limit.

The green belt
South and West Yorkshire have more information. The Green Belt
South Yorkshire has extensive green belt that surrounds each of the county’s four districts. It was first drafted in the 1950s. The western edge of the Sheffield and Barnsley districts forms a direct border with the Peak District National Park.


ECONOMY

South Yorkshire has been targeted for funding from the European Regional Development Fund as one of the least prosperous areas in Western Europe. This is a trend chart of South Yorkshire’s regional gross value added at current basic prices, with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling. 

However, the county has recently experienced growth in the services sector. Doncaster was named the best small city in Europe for investment in the FDI European Cities and Regions of the Future 2022/23 Awards.

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