Welcome ! This is a blog for people who want to be a friend of Wincobank Hill, for those who are fascinated, curious or concerned about the unique hill fort set high above Sheffield's Don Valley, encircled by ancient woodland that conceals the mysteries of history.

Who was here and why? Did they live, work or keep watch here? What part did this place play in the politics of an emerging nation? Was this the cradle of the British metal industry? And where was the water?

So many people are beginning to retell their stories, ask good questions and make suggestions that it's time to share what is happening ....

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

What do you know about old Wincobank?

ArcHeritage are working with the Friends of Wincobank Hill to draw together all existing knowledge about the area. We have a month to track down material held in archives, libraries, museums and under beds. All this research will be written up as a Desk Based Assessment as part of our campaign to entice TV's Time Team to explore the Hill Fort this summer. We are keen to discover unreported finds, old photos and memoires about the Hill Fort, Wincobank Woods, Wincobank Hall, Wincobank Chapel, the history of the Flower Estate and Sandstone Estate. We would also like to hear about anything relating to WWII and the anti-aircraft gun. If you would like to contribute information , please contact us through our website. http://www.wincobankhill.btik.com/ Thank you.