Welcome to Maltby
Maltby’s Secondary School, Maltby Academy is currently rated as ‘Good’ in their 2012 Ofsted report and was still rated ‘Good’ in their recent short visit in 2017. The Primary School, Maltby Redwood Academy received an Ofsted Report of ‘Good’ recently in March 2022.
Previously an agricultural Village, Maltby became a coal mining village known as Maltby Main Colliery when coal was discovered in 1910 until its closure in 2013. The Colliery built a housing estate called the ‘Model Village’ close to the Town Centre for its workers.
Maltby also had its very own railway, built in 1910 the Maltby Railway Station was operated by Great Central Railway and Great Northern Railway. By 1911 GNR withdrew its services as it was deemed unprofitable, yet stayed open until 1929 (temporarily closed between April 1926 and July 1927 for a general strike).
During the Second World War, a munitions factory was also established close to the Maltby Main Colliery, along with a housing estate to provide homes for its workers, known locally as ‘Little London’.
The now ruined abbey, known as Roche Abbey, was founded in 1147 and is now under the care of English Heritage. The Abbey lies in the Valley known as Maltby Dyke and was led to ruins in 1538 from dissolution by King Henry VIII. It is currently a popular historic site and has lovely walks through the woods with a small pond and stream running through the Abbey.
Having the Grade II Maltby World War 1 Memorial at Maltby Craggs erected in 1924, it serves of the great importance of remembrance for the lives that were lost in World War 1. World War 2 names were then later added to the memorial.
What’s on the High Street?
There is a range of amenities from pet shops and cafes, home stores, charity shops, and hairdressers, there is a wide choice of shops available throughout the High Street, you are spoiled for choice and with a range of atmospheres.
Maltby Leisure Centre is based on the High Street and boasts a variety of sports and services, having the local library there also, this is a great place to take the kids or even yourself for a good read, then a dip in the pool.
Favourite places to eat/drink
There's a Wetherspoons at the very top of the Highstreet at the crossroads with affordable food and drink. The Haynook has a varied menu and is a truly local family pub, The Sheppey is a nice family pub with food and drink, and The 'Three Tuns' at Stainton is also lovely and comes highly recommended.
Read our blog post: Let's Explore Maltby: The History and Now.
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