Residents confusion over spelling error on Sheffield estate
Residents have shared their confusion after a spelling errorÂ on street signs across one Sheffield estate left them puzzled.
John Clarke, who used to live on Hazlebarrow Drive, noticed the error when he saw that the nearby road sign for Hazlebarrow Road was spelt differently reading '˜Hazelbarrow'.Â
He said: 'Hazlebarrow was named after the Hazlebarrow Farm, as the estate is built on the fields of theÂ farmÂ but in the Sheffield archive it's spelt Hazelbarrow.Â Nobody knows how to spell it.'
However, when googling the nearby farm, you may be confused to find it actually appears with the spelling of Hazelbarrow.Â
But, when looking at an historical map between 1892 and 1914 it is spelt the other way.Â
And, it appears that Hazelbarrow farm stands on the site of the former Hazelbarrow Hall, which was builtÂ in the 16th century.
John added: 'Hazelbarrow won't come up on google maps. You get families who are accusing others of not knowing how to spell their address. Everyone is confused.
'The council didn't notice either. I couldn't believe itÂ but the council changed it by putting stickers over the letters, but they won't last. It changes half way through the estate, starting as Hazelbarrow near Jordanthorpe Parkway.'Â Â
He has also shared the photo on Facebook to see if other residents could make senseÂ of the situation.Â
Carl Thompson said: 'My Grandparents moved onto Hazelbarrow Road from Attercliffe when it was first built and it has always been Hazelbarrow Road from the parkway end but Hazlebarrow from the flats (which are now gone)Â end.'
Ann Anderson added:Â 'Lived this end of Sheffield all but five years of my life and always thought it was Hazlebarrow.'
However, some pointed out that when searching on the Royal Mail, all addresses appear with the spelling Hazlebarrow.
But Mel Beverley said: 'Much as I love Royal Mail they aren'tÂ infallible andÂ as John says, it's spelt different over the estate!'
Philip Beecroft, Head of Highway Maintenance at Sheffield City Council said:Â 'We can confirm that the correct name for these streets is in fact Hazlebarrow. This is evidenced in Ordnance Survey maps from as far back as 1971.
'However, we are now aware that on some of the older road signs, which were erected many years ago, the spelling is incorrect and these will be rectified in the next few days.'