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.

Next Business Meeting

Tuesday, 6th November October 2018; 7.00 pm

  • Venue: Whiston Parish Hall: Well Lane, Whiston; Rotherham, S60 4HX.
  • Featuring a talk on 'Roman Roads' by our Chairman - Mr Rivington.
  • Everyone welcome!

2018 General Meetings

In 2018, the Society will meet on the following dates:

  • 6th March 2018
  • 8th May 2018
  • 3rd July 2018
  • 11th September 2018
  • 9th October 2018
  • 6th November 2018
  • 11th December 2018
All meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7.00pm in Whiston Parish Hall, Well Lane; Whiston. All are welcome to join us.
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