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Ancient Monuments

There are some spectacular buildings in and around Wickersley there are also several interesting features that have been blended into the current facade. For example the Stocks that are not in use today but form part of a boundary wall close to the war memorial on Morthen Road.

Wickersley Locations Trail - a Lockdown Covid-19 activity to engage the residents whilst exercising embarked on finding answers to questions including some of these interesting buildings and features.

You will find articles like the one below within the website under the Heading Village History.

Wickersley is a village with a very interesting and rich historical background, dating from the 13th century. The history of Wickersley is very reflective of the history of the country - farming, then quarrying as a local industry growing from an abundance of suitable local stone. The growth of transport, housing, services and utilities to serve a growing population again mirror similar developments elsewhere.

This section of the website is broken down into different pages for the various aspects of Local History' to make it easier to find particular areas of interest.

The Parish Council would be delighted if people have additional information, local and family stories and photographs to contribute. Working together we can build a formidable history of our great village.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wickersley like this:

WICKERSLEY, a parish, with a village, in Rotherham district, W. R. Yorkshire; 3¾ miles E by S of Rotherham r. station. It has a post-office under Rotherham. Acres, 1,230. Real property, £2,672; of which £199 are in quarries. Pop., 709. Houses, 148.

Wickersley Hall is the seat of Dr. H. Yates. The quarries here furnish grindstones for the Sheffield cutlers. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £400.* Patron, the Rev. J. Cox. The church was rebuilt in 1834. There are two Methodist chapels, a national school, and charities £7.

Map of Wickersley 1901

Wickersley - The way we were!

This is a private Facebook page chronicling the history of Wickersley largely from the perspective of the people who are or have lived in the village

Last updated: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 15:36