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|To:||Hoyland Common (SE350003)|
|Length:||21 miles (33.8 km)|
|Former Number(s):||A61, A616|
|Route outline (key)|
Formerly the route of the A616 Newark to Huddersfield road, the route was reclassified in the late 1980s to downgrade the importance of the Sheffield section that had become less strategically important with the construction of the M1 the A616 north of Sheffield was re-routed from the current A6102 to the current route, locally known as the Stocksbridge Bypass.
Section 1 - Barlborough - SheffieldOriginally the A616, the A6135 was created to reduce the importance of the older A616 route between Sheffield and Newark.A619 Chesterfield Road in Barlborough, there is a section of dual carriageway opened in 1967 to link the existing road network to the new M1 Motorway at J30. This new section of road replaced the old A616 Clowne Road/Church Street/West End/Sheffield Road through Barlborough Village.
The road soon reverts to a standard single carriageway as it drops down the hill into Renishaw. After Renishaw the road bridges over the Railway, through a series of tight bends and past the Renishaw Golf Course on its way to Eckington, bypassing the village along Littlemoor to the signal controlled junction with the B6054 and B6052. The A6135 continues north up a steep hill into Mosborough passing by both Eckington Hall (previously a pub, now apartments) and Mosborough Hall, a local hotel and wedding venue.
There were plans in the 1970s to bypass the High Street in Mosborough, with a new road the east of the Village, this eastern road would link with Moss Way and is still in the Unitary Development Plan for Sheffield, other nearby road plans were mothballed in the 1970s. Leaving the High Street behind, the A6135 Mosborough Moor climbs out of the village and over the top of the moor towards the B6054 Quarry Hill and onto the Four Lane Ends junction where the road crosses the Supertram Network.
Continuing as a single carriageway road, the A6135 passes through the ages, firstly past a number of 1960s Vic Hallam homes (flat roofed prefabricated houses), that are slowly being replaced with new brick homes, then into the 1950s MacMillan houses (cheap post war homes with a single doorway), then into the 1930s bay windowed suburbia that is Frechville, before dropping down another valley before the climb up to Manor Top.
Mansfield Road meets B6063 Hollinsend Road then continues as a wide single carriageway, with enough room for parked cars both sides and is fronted with narrow footways and turn of the century terraces, meeting B6065 Woodhouse Road before widening into a dual carriageway before reaching the large signal controlled gyratory that is Manor Top, where the busy A6102 Outer Ring Road crosses. At this junction the Supertram leaves Ridgeway Road and joins the A6135 along City Road, a more narrow road, with a mix of 20th century homes. City Road drops down the final hill into Sheffield passing the City Road Cemetery which was opened in July 1881.
The last part of the descent into Sheffield used to run along Duke Street, before being shadowed by the then revolutionary deck access housing known as Park Hill Flats, which was constructed between 1957 and 1961, inspired by Le Corbusier's Unite d'Habitation. The A6135 was however re-routed in 2008 to run along Granville Road meeting the A61 at Granville Square. At this point, the A6135 has a short gap, linking via the A61 Inner Ring Road
Original Author(s): Haydn1971
Section 2 - Sheffield - Hoyland Common
Sheffield City Council