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Web Links

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

This page includes links to other local web sites which may be of interest. If you would like us to add a free link to your site added please contact us with details.

Treeton Local History Group

The local history group website for Treeton in Rotherham.

Tankersley Parish Council

The local council for the nearby village of Tankersley and surrounding area.

Hoyland Photos

A local photo website covering Hoyland and beyond – including a section of Wentworth photos…

Hoyland Community Portal

A local site for Wentworth’s neighbour Hoyland, including local information, events, genealogy & landmarks

Past & Present Connections

A local family history site published by R. C. Mollekin and featuring a wealth of local photographs and information including Wentworth, Swinton and South Yorkshire

Project Reveal

A Rotherham-based site for ghost hunters who have carried out some paranormal investigations in the Wentworth area.

A community site for the nearby village of Thorpe Hesley.

Harley Horseshoe FC

Harley Horseshoe Football Club

The Mexborough and Swinton Astronomical Society – has it’s observertory at Hoober Stand.

An interesting site from the adjacent parish of Ecclesfield by the Ecclesfield Church Bell Ringers

A comprehesive site covering the nearby village of Elsecar.

UK Genealogy Interests Directory – a Family History site which allows people to contact other people who are researching the same surnames in the UK or Ireland.

Wath Festival

The South Yorkshire Festival of Music and Dance (AKA Wath Festival) is an annual event boasting a glittering array of renowned performers is usually held in late April or early May.

Jump Folk

Site about the nearby village of Jump.

EPPiC Theatre

EPPiC Theatre are a long-established theatre group in the nearby village of Ecclesfield; this site lists details of the group’s history and forthcoming productions.

I recently came across this interesting document about Wentworth Woodhouse by Derek Latham which not only gives some interesting historical information about the house but also gives some insights into “what might have been”‘ the last time it was sold…

A new site about Holy Trinity Church which serves Thorpe Hesley and Scholes

A comprehensive site about Treeton in Rotherham

From the people who brought you Treeton web – a site about the nearby village of Whiston

Ulley village web site now up and running

Yes you’ve guessed it – a Wickersley web site

The folks who run the above sites asked me to put in a plug for this Sheffield-based band!

Ink Amera

An excellent sites with extensive coverage of the Wentworth follies

Yorkshire’s award-winning online magazine

A very comprehensive site covering most of the Rotherham area, including several pages on Wentworth

Scholes Village site

Scholes Cricket Club

Rotherham Archaeological Society

Rotherham Family History Society

A comprehensive site about pubs in the Rotherham area.

South-Yorks.Net – Your Local Portal

South Yorkshire Folk

Live @the Lion, Wath

Real UK Music

Site about the nearby village of Brampton Bierlow

The Lady Mabel College Old Students’ Association


Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Wentworth is probably the only village in the country to have its own parliamentary constituency.

Actually the constituency covers a much wider area than Wentworth – taking in many parts of Rotherham. We assume that the constituency name has been retained for historical reasons connected with the political activities of the Wentworth family (see History). If anyone can enlighten us as to the reason this name is still used please get in touch.

The Wentworth MP is currently John Healey (Labour). You can contact him at:-

Constituency Office
79 High Street
Wath upon Dearne
S63 7QB

T: (01709) 875943

Also, he can be contacted through the House of Commons:

House of Commons

Mr. Healey occasionally holds constituency surgeries in the village.

Further information, including advice surgery times, can be found at


Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Wentworth has its own Parish Council which deals with local issues, but most matters are dealt with by Rotherham Borough Council. Contact details as follows:-

Civic Building
Walker Place
S65 1UE

T: (01709) 382121

F: (01709) 823626



Friday, December 18th, 2009

bluebellsIf it ever features on the national conscience, South Yorkshire is almost always shown as an industrial wasteland of closed down steel mills and coal mines (witness films such as “The Full Monty” and “Brassed Off”). First time visitors are often surprised to find that there is actually a lot of very fine open countryside in the county, and the area around Wentworth is no exception.

footpathRotherham Council do a good job of promoting walking in the area, and the various footpaths are well signposted. Many of the footpaths were closed during the recent Foot & Mouth crisis, but they are now starting to reopen. Leaflets of local walks are available from Rotherham Central Library and copies can sometimes be found in local pubs and shops. Our map shows some of the rights of way centerd on the village.

Whatever the time of year, a walk around the Wentworth area is very rewarding.