Whiston Sign Whiston Heritage Society
Rotherham, South Yorkshire


Hello and welcome to our website. We are a local history group whose main interest lies in the village (and its surrounding area) that we all call home - Whiston Village, located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK. We aim to document the life of the village; past, present and future; present this information in the form of books, publications, lectures; photographs and videos; and provide advice, support and information to the local community and wider general public in their search for information about Whiston. For more details about the Society's goals, please view the 'About Us' section of our site.

Thank you for taking the time to look around. Please contact us if you would like further advice, support or information on Whiston Village; or if you have any materials or documentation that may help us with our work.

About Whiston:

Whiston is a picturesque village located in South Yorkshire, around 2.5 miles south-east of Rotherham. It has a current population of approximately 5,000 residents (1) and contains a number of listed and historical buildings; several of which have a long and interesting story associated with them. The most significant of these being Whiston Parish Church and the Manorial Barn - the latter is the only such building of its kind in the north of England. In addition, there are a number of pleasant walks around the village; and its surrounding green-belt countryside; plus many public houses, which provide traditional refreshment.

Trip to Worksop Priory - 7th Sept 2017

As part of the National Heritage Weekend, we are planning a trip to Worksop Priory on Thursday, 7th September 2017 .
If you are interested in going on this visit, please contact us. Alternatively, there will be more information available at our next meeting on
Tuesday, 5th September 2017.

Our New Book - Coming Soon

We have recently written a new book about the outlying areas of Whiston (Upper Whiston, Morthen etc.) featuring many full-colour photos; plus a discussion on the history and significance of these areas.
We should, hopefully, have some of these available to purchase, hot-off-the-press, at our next meeting on
Tuesday, 5th September 2017.

Morthen Chapel

- 2017 Special Offer -

In order to free up space for future publications, we are currently offering all three of our latest books - The Changing Face of Whiston, Old Whiston Good Buy and Whiston at Play - together for just £2.00.
Alternatively, we can post them to anywhere in the UK for just £5.00 in total.

To purchase thse books, please contact Mr Henry Tompkin on Tel: 01709 365791 or email: tompbox1@aol.com.

Next Business Meeting

Tuesday, 5th September July 2017, Whiston Parish Church; 7.00pm
Featuring the second half of our latest Picture Show about the main Whiston Village area.

2017 Meetings

In 2017, the Society will meet on the following dates:

  • 7th March 2017
  • 2nd May 2017
  • 4th July 2017
  • 5th September 2017
  • 7th November 2017
All meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7.00pm in Whiston Parish Church.
Whiston Heritage Society - Key People:
  • Hon. President: Mr D. Dyson
  • Chairman:Mr C. Rivington
  • Mr H. Tompkin
  • Mr K. Pike
  • Mr D. Lowe
  • Mr I. Savage
  • Mrs J. Bradbury
  • Mr M. Hopps