Welcome to Mexborough
Wath Grammar School has a rich history and was built in 1923, hosting famous pupils such as William Hague and Ian McMillan. Its motto ‘meliora spectare’ means ‘look to better things’
Highwoods Academy received a ‘Good’ Ofsted report in November 2021, with reading and writing well above average and maths above average.
- Mexborough is a popular market town situated between Rotherham and Doncaster, having been mentioned in the Doomsday books for its history of settlement in the Norman day times, the town has grown from a population of 8 villagers to a population of 15,244 as of the 2011 census, becoming a much-needed market town for surrounding villages.
- Our Mexborough branch covers Conisbrough too, which is also proudly home to the oldest castle in South Yorkshire, the medieval Conisbrough Castle, built in the 11th century after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This is now looked after by English Heritage, where memberships are available, paying a small fee to be able to access many locations for free with unlimited returns.
- It is thanks to the many collieries dotted around Wath, Dearne Valley, Thurnscoe, and Goldthorpe, that brought the population to the villages, there was rapid growth in Mexborough because of the mining industry and most of the collieries for these areas erected a lot of the necessities for the population such as parks, schools, churches, creating a well-rounded community.
- The Follies of Wentworth are closely associated with the area and boasts a variety of well-designed, historic structures. We have the Rockingham Mausoleum which was commissioned in 1783 by William Fitzwilliam. Keppel’s Column was built in 1773, the Hoober Stand was built in 1748 and the Lady’s Folly was erected in 1760, they were all visible from the Wentworth Woodhouse Estate to show the vastness of the Marquis Rockingham’s Estate. The Lady’s Folly was unfortunately demolished in 1960 as it was deemed unsafe and past restoration.
- The Needles Eye stands 45ft tall and was built allegedly to win a bet that the 1st Marquess could drive a horse and coach through a needle's eye. So now stands the famous Needles Eye. These are of course tales and the truth behind them is unknown, but it is a pretty interesting reason to build something if so.
- There are masses of history behind all Landmarks and Wentworth Woodhouse is the place to start your research.
What’s on the high street?
From pet shops to cafes, clothes stores to home stores, hairdressers, and quirky boutique shops, there is a wide variety of shops available through the High Street, you are spoiled for choice and a range of atmospheres.
Favourite places to eat/drink
Pastures lodge is a favourite for many, with its casual, relaxed family vibe and great food this is a popular place to visit.
The local Wetherspoons called ‘The Old Market Hall’ was opened in 1880 by Joel Kirby. With Wetherspoons being a favourite nationally for its food and drink, this is a popular place for all.
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