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Wickersley, Rotherham

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Wickersley, Rotherham

Wickersley is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England, situated 3 miles from central Rotherham. The area is very near to road junctions for the M1, M18 and A1(M). Wickersley was once held by Richard FitzTurgis (who adopted the name 'de Wickersley), founder of Roche Abbey, and subsequently by his heirs by marriage, the de Livet family. The Wickersleys later removed to Sheffield, where they built the home Broom Hall.
Post townROTHERHAM
Administrative CountyRotherham
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSK4891
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01709
Population7,235
 

Wickersley, Rotherham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wickersley, par. and vil., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire - par., 1273 ac., pop. 798; vil., 3½ miles E. of Rotherham; P.O.; has quarries which supply the greater part of Sheffield grindstones; in vicinity of vil. is Wickersley Hall, seat.

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