Wickersley



The Saxton House
The Saxton House Rotherham

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The Saxton House Furniture Shop Rotherham

© Old Rotherham 2015

The furnitures shops website can be found at Martins Furniture Centres.

Hair @ Sorby's
The Saxton House Rotherham

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The Saxton House Furniture Shop Rotherham

© Old Rotherham 2015

Hair @ Sorby's facebooke page can be found Here.

The Bramley And Wickersley School / Wickersley School And Sports College
The Bramley And Wickersley School Rotherham

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The Bramley And Wickersley School Rotherham

© Old Rotherham 2014

Originally built in 1909 as the Bramley And Wickersley School to serve both parishes. It was later known as Wickersley Comprehensive before a recent change to Wickersley School And Sports College.

The Bramley And Wickersley School / Wickersley School And Sports College
Wickersley School And Sports College Rotherham

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Wickersley School And Sports College Rotherham

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The schools website can be found at www.wickersley.net.

Receiving House - Morthen Road
Receiving House Rotherham

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Receiving House Rotherham

© Old Rotherham 2014

A receiving house was opened in Wickersley in 1847 for the collection of mail to and from the local area. Upgraded to a Post Office in 1860.

St Albans Church
St Albans Church Rotherham

© Scrivens Collection

St Albans Church Rotherham

© Old Rotherham 2014

"There was a mention of a church at Wickersley about 1150 but none of this remains. The present church seems to have been rebuilt in the late 15th Century and the oldest part of the present building is the lower part of the tower which dates from this time." Read more at Rotherham - The Unofficial Website.

Bawtry Road
Bawtry Road Rotherham

© Scrivens Collection

Bawtry Road Rotherham

© Old Rotherham 2014

The 2014 image is taken from the car park for the Tanyard Shopping Centre which was built in 1966.

Morthen Road
Morthen Road Rotherham

© Scrivens Collection

Morthen Road Rotherham

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Morthen Road
Morthen Road Rotherham

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Morthen Road Rotherham

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Morthen Road
Morthen Road Rotherham

© Ted Crossland

Morthen Road Rotherham

© Old Rotherham 2013

Thanks go to Ted Crossland for allowing us to use his photo.

Morthen Road
Morthen Road Rotherham

© Rotherham Family History Society

Morthen Road Rotherham

© Old Rotherham 2012

The building in the distance with the spired roof is the "Christian Institute", of which the RMBC website states:
One result of the dissension over the choir was the foundation of the Christian Institute on Morthen Road by Dr William Holt Yates. Opened in 1862 at a cost of £1,500, the Institute contained a library, lecture hall, reading room and secretary's residence. Its purpose was "the diffusion of general and useful knowledge, thereby to increase the respectability, happiness and welfare of society, also to encourage.... the real interests of the inhabitants of Wickersley and its vicinity". The Institute was non-denominational and the discussion of politics was forbidden. The Church Hall was converted in 1930 from the tithe barn, erected in the early 19th century.

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Notes
Wickersley = "Wicresleia" = Vikar's forest-clearing.
Vikar is a Norse personal name, indicating the foundation of the village during the Viking occupation of the area.
Read more about the history of Wickersley at the RMBC Website.