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Woodsetts Village.jpg
Woodsetts village from the north
Woodsetts is located in South Yorkshire
Woodsetts shown within South Yorkshire
Population 1,746 (2011)
OS grid reference SK551836
Civil parish
  • Woodsetts
Metropolitan borough
  • Rotherham
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WORKSOP
Postcode district S81
Dialling code 01909
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
YorkshireCoordinates: 53°21′00″N 1°10′00″W / 53.35°N 1.1667°W / 53.35; -1.1667

Woodsetts is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England, on the border with Nottinghamshire. It lies between the towns of Dinnington and Worksop at an elevation of around 60 metres above sea level, and has a population of 1,802[1] reducing to 1,746 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Originally a farming community, it has expanded into a modest commuter base serving Worksop and Sheffield. There is one pub: The Butcher's Arms, and a primary school: Woodsetts Junior and Infant School. There is also a small shopping precinct and a church.

To the north of Woodsetts is the smaller satellite settlement of Gildingwells.

The first written record of Woodsetts is in a 13th-century quitclaim (dated 1220) held at the Derbyshire Record Office (Hatfield de Rodes papers) where a bovate of land 'in the territory of Lyndrick, in Wudsetes' is mentioned. Other geographical locations mentioned nearby confirm that it is Woodsetts being referred to.


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Rotherham Retrieved 2009-08-28
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 

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