Sheffield is the second of the three towns with the ‘FIELD’ in the town name on the road to Arthur's Pass. Sheffield is a very small town; but this year, 2010 the Presbyterian Church is celebrating its centenary.

Sheffield has a War Memorial and a Hotel. These town symbols along with the church are on an exit from the Trans alpine highway.

The following text is an edited Wikipedia entry:-

‘Sheffield (formerly Malvern) and Waddington are two small neighboring villages located in the Selwyn District of Canterbury region of New Zealand, near the Waimakariri Gorge. The two villages have a combined population of 444 according to the 2001. The towns were settled in the 19th century by farmers attracted to the area for sheep grazing.

Sheffield has a railway station and was once a railway junction. The first railway line reached the town in the 1870s from a junction in Darfield with the Whitecliffs Branch.’

Sheffield met the town synopsis criteria.



Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area   Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course