Whiston



Melrose Cottages - Alma Row
Whiston Crossroads Whiston Crossroads
© Susan Jarvis 1970s © Old Rotherham 2013

The original image was kindly sent by Susan Jarvis, a Rotherham ex pat now living in Canada. I was unable to get a photo from the same spot due to growth of the trees now in this area.

In the 1940 her Grandparants ran a shop where the garage is now. Nobody I have asked can remember this shop so if you have any information please email shop@old-rotherham.co.uk .


Melrose Cottages - Alma Row
Whiston Crossroads Whiston Crossroads
© Susan Jarvis 1970s © Old Rotherham 2014

Susan also kindly sent this and the following postcards that she has found belonging to her Mom.


Alma Row
Whiston Crossroads Whiston Crossroads
© Susan Jarvis 1970s © Old Rotherham 2014

Whiston Crossroads
Whiston Crossroads Whiston Crossroads
© Unknown © Old Rotherham 2013
Taken from West Bawtry Road with Moorgate to the left, Straight on is East Bawtry Road (known as Castle Lane prior to becoming a dual carriageway) and Pleasley Road to the right.
It must have been a long time since this area as been seen without any traffic.

Whiston Crossroads / Tollhouse
Whiston Crossroads Whiston Crossroads
© Unknown © Old Rotherham 2013
The history of the tollhouse can be found at the Whiston Herritage Society website.

Pleasley Road / Guilthwaite Hill
Pleasley Road Guilthwaite Hill Pleasley Road Guilthwaite Hill
© Rotherham Family History Society © Old Rotherham 2013
Looking down into Whiston village.

St Mary Magdalene Church
St Mary Magdalene Church Whiston St Mary Magdalene Church Whiston
© Rotherham Family History Society © Old Rotherham 2008

St Mary Magdalene Church
St Mary Magdalene Church Whiston St Mary Magdalene Church Whiston
© Rotherham Family History Society © Old Rotherham 2008

St Mary Magdalene Church
St Mary Magdalene Church Whiston St Mary Magdalene Church Whiston
© Rotherham Family History Society © Old Rotherham 2008
The church website can be found Here

Whiston Brook / Turner Lane
Whiston Brook Village Whiston Brook Village
© Rotherham Family History Society © Old Rotherham 2008

Whiston Brook / Turner Lane
Whiston Brook Village Whiston Brook Village
© Rotherham Family History Society © Old Rotherham 2008
For many years the village Post Office was housed in the right hand half of the building in the center of the photos.

Sitwell Arms
Sitwell Arms Whiston Rotherham Sitwell Arms Whiston Rotherham
© Rotherham Family History Society © Old Rotherham 2008
Address: Pleasley Road, Whiston, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 4HQ. Website: Click Here

The Green
The Green Whiston Rotherham The Green Whiston Rotherham
© Rotherham Family History Society © Old Rotherham 2012
The names of the people in this image can be found at WhistonWeb

Worrygoose Island
The Green Whiston Rotherham The Green Whiston Rotherham
© Rotherham Archives And Local Studies Service © Unknown
2 old images showing Worrygoose Island during and after construction. Believed to have been built in 1937. We have been unable to get a new image as it seems to be taken from the roof of a building on private land.

Using a clock face as a guide the roads are...
12 O'Clock - Herringthorpe Valley Road
2 O'Clock - East Bawtry Road (towards Brecks)
4 O'Clock - Worrygoose Lane
8 O'Clock - East Bawtry Road (towards Whiston Crossroads)
10 O'Clock - Broom Lane


Google Maps: Alma Row       Crossroads       Guilthwaite Hill       St Mary Magdalene Church       Turner Lane       Sitwell Arms       The Green       Worrygoose Island
Notes: Wikipedia: Even in 1900 Whiston was still a small rural village. It was separated from Rotherham by open countryside. As the century progressed, and particularly after 1945, many fields were built upon and Rotherham expanded to incorporate Whiston although there is still something of a Green belt separating Whiston from other local villages.