Posts Tagged ‘Elsecar’

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


Friday, December 18th, 2009

Elsecar Heritage

Elsecar has close historic ties with Wentworth, having been the location of many of the Fitzwilliam family’s early industrial ventures. Although now built up and merged with the nearby town of Hoyland, Elsecar still retains a number of rows of attractive stone-built cottages originally put up by the Fitzwilliams for their workers, along with Milton Hall (originally built by the 6th Earl to house an industrial exhibition in 1886).

Elsecar Heritage Centre

A permanent reminder of the Fitwilliams’ influence on the village lives on today in the justly popular Elsecar Heritage Centre. The centre is housed in former industrial buildings and features a number of permanent exhibitions includng the Elsecar Steam Railway (which starts from what was once the Fitwilliam’s own private railway station), a preserved Newcomen Beam Engine and a Living History Centre. There are also regular events such as Classic Car weekends and Thomas the Tank Engine days.

The heritage centre is about 1 mile from Wentworth village and is clearly signposted from the M1. By train it is a short walk down the hill from Elsecar station.

Elsecar Park and Reservoir

Elsecar Park

Elsecar also has a very fine park, built in the traditional style with a bandstand and childrens playground. The park also has a nine hole pitch-and-putt course.

Adjacent to the park is Elsecar reservoir, originally built to service the Dearne and Dove Canal which runs from near the Heritage Centre. The reservoir is now used partly by local anglers and partly as a nature reserve. Pictures in the Heritage Centre show that the “beach” on the reservoir was once a popular spot for local day trips!

Elsecar Web Link

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