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 ....

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Sandstone Road

Many local residents and Friends of Wincobank Hill and have raised concerns about a proposal to build a further 38 dwellings on the land along this muddy track at the end of Sandstone Road, past the reservoir, below the Scheduled Monument of Wincobank Hill.

There are many and various reasons why this development should not proceed and FoWH are particularly concerned about the possibility that the building work will not only change the character of the hill but may irrecoverably damage the remains of the earthwork known as Roman Ridge.

At present there is a controlled investigation of the site and we have received many calls for information. As further details are provided they will be posted on this blog or the website so please keep checking both from time to time.