Kimberworth

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Kimberworth
Kimberworth is located in South Yorkshire
Kimberworth
Kimberworth
 Kimberworth shown within South Yorkshire
Population 11,028 (2001)
Metropolitan borough Rotherham
Metropolitan county South Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROTHERHAM
Postcode district S61
Dialling code 01709
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Rotherham
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Coordinates: 53°25′22″N 1°24′15″W / 53.4228°N 1.4043°W / 53.4228; -1.4043

Kimberworth is a suburb of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. It is located in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, about 2.2 miles (3.5 km) north west of Rotherham town centre and 4.7 miles (7.6 km) north-east of the City of Sheffield.

History[edit]

Kimberworth is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book, where it is noted as "Chiberworde". Kimberworth castle, now demolished, was located near The Drawbridge public house. The monks at nearby Kirkstead Abbey were smelting iron from around 1160, the rest of the history of this area is heavily influenced by industrial developments, especially in iron, steel and coal.[citation needed]

There is evidence of human activity in this area going back 5000 years. The area was settled by Brigantes, before the arrival of the Romans. The Roman expansion north was halted by the Brigantes forts at Kimberworth and Wincobank.[citation needed]

Places of worship[edit]

The Kimberworth area has several churches, the most prominent being St Thomas's Anglican Church on Church Street, construction of which was started in 1842.[1] The Salvation Army has a meeting hall on High Street, this is also used by the 1st Rotherham Cub Scout pack. Kimberworth United Reformed Church meet in a building on Kimberworth Road overlooking Bradgate Park (Church closed in 2010).[clarification needed]

Landmarks[edit]

  • Thundercliffe Grange – 1770s
Keppels Column built in 1778, by the Marquis of Rockingham, built to commemorate the acquittal of Admiral Keppel on charges of Treason.
Kimberworth Manor House built in 1694
St Thomas's Church 1843.

Schools[edit]

Kimberworth was served by Kimberworth Comprehensive School and Old Hall Comprehensive School until 2004 when they were merged to form Winterhill School, built on the site of the latter.

Famous people[edit]

  • David Seaman, the former England Goalkeeper lived in nearby Ferham and attended the former Kimberworth Comprehensive School.
  • Dean Andrews, an actor who appeared in Life on Mars, used to live in Kimberworth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kilvington - Kingmoor | British History Online

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