"Brilliant news! We have just been notified that the Planning Inspector has dismissed Investates appeal to build houses on the historic Wincobank Hill. The land will remain green open space and an important part of the setting for the iron age hill fort which is a scheduled ancient monument.
A big 'thank you' to all of you who signed the petition, it really did make a difference."
We appeal to the Planning Inspectorate to safeguard our national heritage by upholding the decision of Sheffield City Council to refuse planning permission to build on the line of an ancient monument known as 'The Roman Ridge'. Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/J4423/A/12/2180681/NWF... continues...
I used to live very near to Wincobank Hill and visited the site many times. It is clear that the banks of the hillfort were subjected to intense heat as vitrified stone is very easily found. Must have been some fire! Definately worth a visit. Superb views over Sheffield from here.
When all the world shall be aloft,
Then Hallam-shire shall be God's croft;
Winkabank and Temple-brough,
Will buy all England through and through.
Winkabank is a wood, upon a hill, near Sheffield, where there are some remains of an old camp. Temple-brough stands between the Rother and the Don, about a quarter of a mile from the place where these two rivers meet...
p235 of 'A Provincial Glossary' by Francis Grose (1811). Whatever it means.