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Nearest Town:Sheffield (4km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   SK378910 / Sheets: 110, 111
Latitude:53° 24' 50.77" N
Longitude:   1° 25' 52.45" W

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Great news.

"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."
harestonesdown Posted by harestonesdown
11th January 2013ce

They're back.

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...
harestonesdown Posted by harestonesdown
7th September 2012ce

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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. Posted by Ficklefinger
2nd October 2004ce


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Reporter lays the Sheffield "ghost"!
Early to-day I learnt the truth about the Wincobank ghost - there isn't one! All the "ghost's" visitations, beginning eight weeks ago with "a white form standing rigid under a gas lamp," can be accounted for. The "apparitions," like the figure under the gas-lamp, are now declared to have been really live persons ignorant of the scare they were creating.

[...] The "ghost" that disappeared from the top of a banking or ridge on Newman road was undoubtedly a man who had been collecting some white flowers from a garden and had tripped on the banking and fallen backwards. There is not the slightest doubt that a man did fall in this manner at the same place where the "ghost" was seen, and at the same time, and some time later this same man was helped home by a friend. I talked this morning with some of the searchers, who were of the opinion that mysterious "objects" which they had seen were nothing more than the result of white smoke from a smoldering garden fire shimmering against the background of the trees.

[...] But Wincobank is a place with a history, and there are some who will never allow their "ghost" to escape them. If you talk to some of the oldest residents you will hear tales of the old Roman settlement and the ghosts of Roman soldiers which march up and down, and of ghosts of more recent days which are connected with old Wincobank Hall, which is said to have been full of secret passages and panels.
From the Sheffield Independent, 11th August 1937.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
9th February 2020ce

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.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
30th March 2007ce


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This iron age fort is about 2miles from Sheffield city centre. It's counterscarp bank encloses approx. 2 acres. The entrance is in the NE.

E.Howarth excavated here at the end of the 1800's, he found the 17ft stone rampart had been burnt and had vitrified in places.
stubob Posted by stubob
12th February 2003ce
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BrigantesNation Wincobank page

Posted by BrigantesNation
6th August 2003ce