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Scheduled Ancient Monuments

Site of Blue Mans Bower - © Copyright Nikki Mahadevan and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Rotherham Unitary Development Plan (UDP)

 

The Rotherham UDP document dated June 1999 states that there are 35 Scheduled Ancient
Monuments within the Borough which should be protected from inappropriate development.

 

We have listed the sites below.

 

English Heritage have a continuing programme of scheduling monuments ("The Monuments Protection Programme") which constantly amends the list of Scheduled Ancient Monuments through additions, deletions or boundary modifications.

 

One of the sites Blue Mans Bower (Pictured left - © Nikki Mahadevan is located at Whiston and can be found at grid reference SK4389. It is an artifically raised mound surrounded by old water channels which appear to have been connected to the River Rother and Ulley Brook. Historical research shows that the Bower is clearly shown on the Fairbanks Map of 1792 and it was thoroughly excavated in 1939 by Whiting. It is understood that the earliest record dates from 1668 but it not known exactly what its purpose was.

 

 

The list of Scheduled Ancient Monuments included in the UDP document are as follows:

 

  1. Dead Man's Cave, Anston - English Heritage List No. 1013468
  2. Lob Wells Shelter, Thorpe Salvin - English Heritage List No. 1012803
  3. Canklow Hill Earthworks - English Heritage List No. 1004818
  4. Roman Ridge: 16 sections between Swinton and Kimberworth -
    1. English Heritage List No. 1002929
    2. English Heritage List No. 1004807
    3. English Heritage List No. 1004808
    4. English Heritage List No. 1004809
    5. English Heritage List No. 1004810
    6. English Heritage List No. 1004811
    7. English Heritage List No. 1004812
    8. English Heritage List No. 1004813
    9. English Heritage List No. 1004814
    10. English Heritage List No. 1004815
    11. English Heritage List No. 1004830
    12. English Heritage List No. 1004831
    13. English Heritage List No. 1004832
    14. English Heritage List No. 1004833
    15. English Heritage List No. 1004835
    16. English Heritage List No. 1004836
  5. Caesar's Camp, Scholes - English Heritage List No. 1004829
  6. Roche Abbey, Maltby - English Heritage List No. 1019059
  7. Thrybergh Church Yard, Village Green Cross - English Heritage List No. 1012930 & 1012931
  8. Castle Hill, Laughton-en-le-Morthen - English Heritage List No. 1012199
  9. Kimberworth motte and bailey castle - English Heritage List No. 1013469
  10. Kimberworth Manor moated site - English Heritage List No. 1013045
  11. Netherthorpe moated site - English Heritage List No. 1012200
  12. Todwick Manor House - English Heritage List No. 1012202
  13. Blue Man's Bower, Whiston - English Heritage List No. 1012201
  14. Hellaby deserted medieval village - English Heritage List No. 1009393
  15. Rotherham Bridge - English Heritage List No. 1191884
  16. Thorpe Salvin Old Hall - English Heritage List No. 1004788
  17. Glassworks Cone, Catcliffe Cross - English Heritage List No. 1004819 & 1132732
  18. South Farm Dovecote, Letwell - English Heritage List No. 1016548
  19. Slade Hooton medieval settlement and moated site - English Heritage List No. 1016789