Thorpe Salvin

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Coordinates: 53°19′30″N 1°13′00″W / 53.325°N 1.2167°W / 53.325; -1.2167

Thorpe Salvin
Thorpe Salvin is located in South Yorkshire
Thorpe Salvin
Thorpe Salvin
 Thorpe Salvin shown within South Yorkshire
Population 502 
Civil parish Thorpe Salvin
Metropolitan borough Rotherham
Metropolitan county South Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WORKSOP
Postcode district S80
Dialling code 01909
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Rother Valley
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Thorpe Salvin is a village and a civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England, on the border with Nottinghamshire. It lies between Worksop and Harthill, and is located at an elevation of around 110 metres above sea level. It has a population of 502.[1]

The rectangular-towered parish church of St Peter, a predominantly 12th-century structure with 15th-century additions, is emblazoned with Norman carvings, and has been nominated among England's 1,000 best churches. The village has a public house, the Parish Oven.


The name Thorpe derives from the Norse for an outlying farmstead, while Salvin refers to 13th century lord of the manor Ralph Salvain. There are earlier references to the settlement though, including a mention in the Domesday Book as Rynkenild Thorp, part of Roger de Busli's Laughton en le Morthen estate. This name refers to the settlement's place on the Roman road of Rynkenild Street, now Packman Lane.

Thorpe Hall[edit]

Thorpe Salvin contains the ruins of Thorpe Hall, a manor house designed and built by Robert Smythson in 1570. it was built on the site of the previous manor house for the then lord of the manor, Brian Sandford.

In 1636, the hall was bought by Edward Osborne. When his descendant Thomas Osborne became Duke of Leeds, he moved out to a grander property in Kiveton Park, and the hall fell into disuse. It was partially demolished in the 1820s, with only the south front now remaining.


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