High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Walkley is a suburb in the north west of Sheffield in England. IT lies north-east of Crookes and south of Hillsborough.THe area consists mainly of Victorian stone-fronted terraced housing and has a lower student population than much of the surrounding area despite being within 15 minutes' walk of the University of Sheffield.THe origin of the name Walkley comes from the Old English language with the original name being "Walcas Leah", meaning Walca's forest clearing. THe early Anglo-Saxon village consisted of a few structures, mainly farm buildings and workmen's cottages. MOst of the area was thick woodland with the few open quarters such as Crookesmoor and Bell Hagg Common being used for grazing cattle. WAlkley was mentioned in several documents in the centuries after the Norman Conquest, in 1554 it was described as having several cottages and small holdings worked by tenants of the Lord of the Manor of Sheffield. BY this time the population of Walkley was around 200.