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Kilpeck

in the county of Herefordshire

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in the county of South Yorkshire
Postbox in Whiston, South Yorks

About Whiston

The fact that the village of Whiston has expanded to become more-or-less a suburb of Rotherham, does nothing to detract from the overall attractiveness of the place. It still has all the ingredients of its former rural charm, including it historic church dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, which is mostly from the 15th century. This is entered via a lych-gate from 1919 which acts as a War Memorial.

Visitors will note the beautiful Old Rectory, now office premises, the Manorial Barn and the Methodist Church on the High Street close to the village green in the heart of the village. It is worth taking a peek at the old post office which in accordance with the times is now converted to a private dwelling.

There is a welcoming village sign, old village stocks, an ancient way-mark stone, and for refreshment following a wander around soaking up the tranquil atmosphere, there is the Golden Ball public house.

Whiston is surrounded by fine countryside, leafy lanes lead towards Morthen and Wickersley. If you are looking for shops, try nearby Maltby or Rotherham where there is a museum recalling the history and heritage of the area.

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All Saints Church

Rotherham (107 Pictures) in the county of South Yorkshire

(2.2 miles, 3.5 km, direction NW of Whiston)

This town was formerly a Saxon market town which remained largely unaltered until the Industrial Revolution...

Roche Abbey in October

Maltby (70 Pictures) in the county of South Yorkshire

(5.0 miles, 8.0 km, direction E of Whiston)

The town was mentioned in the Doomsday Book, and several historic properties can be found in the region from shortly after this time, of these, of particular note are the handsome ruins of Roche Abbey, a Cistercian foundation of 1147...

Sheffield-Peace Gardens

Sheffield (126 Pictures) in the county of South Yorkshire

(6.5 miles, 10.5 km, direction W of Whiston)

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Worksop (237 Pictures) in the county of Nottinghamshire

(10.7 miles, 17.2 km, direction SE of Whiston)

The dense spread of Worksop in Nottinghamshire meets with some seriously picturesque countryside, it is fortunate to be ringed by two rivers, the Clumber which borders Clumber Country Park, and the River Ryton...

A picture of Doncaster Minster

Doncaster (118 Pictures) in the county of South Yorkshire

(11.1 miles, 17.9 km, direction NE of Whiston)

Doncaster lies in what was once a great sweep of Yorkshire coalfields. It is home to one of the finest racecourses in the country where the classic St.Leger Stakes has been run each September since 1776, making the race four years older than the Derby...

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Thrybergh Country Park in South Yorkshire, England

Thrybergh Country Park (18 Pictures)

(3.9 miles, 6.3 km, direction NE)

Thrybergh Country Park evolved out of Thrybergh Reservoir built in the 1800's to supply the borough of Doncaster with water. .....

Roche Abbey, Maltby

Roche Abbey (68 Pictures)

(5.8 miles, 9.4 km, direction E)

The evocative remains of Roche Abbey rising from a landscape laid out by Capability Brown present an awe-inspiring sight,.....

Conisbrough Castle, 5 miles west of Doncaster

Conisbrough Castle (16 Pictures)

(6.1 miles, 9.9 km, direction NE)

The dilapidated ruins of Conisbrough Castle make an impressive sight, particularly its keep, which is unusual in design. The.....

A picture of Sheffield Cathedral

Sheffield Cathedral (1 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.4 km, direction W)

This cathedral dates mostly from the 15th century, it was the former parish church of St.Peter and St.Paul, its tower and.....

Botanical Gardens fountain 24th Feb 2005

Botanical Gardens, Sheffield (5 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.5 km, direction W)

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A picture taken across the lake looking up at Cusworth Hall, Nr Doncaster

Cusworth Hall & Museum (40 Pictures)

(10.1 miles, 16.3 km, direction NE)

Cusworth Hall is a mid 18th century house built for the Wrightson family, with wings added later by James Paine. The house.....

Brodsworth Hall at night

Brodsworth Hall (118 Pictures)

(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction N)

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