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Beauchief Abbey, Beauchief Abbey Lane, Beauchief, near Sheffield, 1818

The village of Beauchief was transferred from Derbyshire to the city of Sheffield in 1934. In 1170 Robert Fitz-Ranulf, the then High Sheriff of Nottingham and Derbyshire, funded the building of an abbey on land he owned in the north corner of Derbyshire. The French based brothers of the PREMONSTRATENSIAN order called the area Beauchief, (Bee-chief) meaning Beautiful Headland. The officially record…