Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. WAdsley is a suburb of the City of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. IT stands five km NW of the city centre at an approximate grid reference of SK321905. WAdsley was formerly a rural village which was engulfed by the expansion of Sheffield in the early part of the 20th century.THe origin of the name Wadsley is thought to come from a personal or mythological name, possibly Wad, Wadde, Wade or Wada, in conjunction with the Old English word leah which means an open space or glade in a wood. A Feudal manorial system existed in Wadsley in the Early Middle Ages under the control of Aldene.