Welcome to Wincobank Hill !

The prehistoric Wincobank HiIlfort is a Scheduled Monument. 
Surrounded by ancient woodland of oak, beech and birch, 
it occupies a commanding position on the hilltop overlooking the Lower Don Valley in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. 

Nearby, runs the route of the Roman Ridge, an ancient earthwork the origins and purpose of which are still a mystery. Previously thought to be a Roman road, the ridge which runs from Sheffield to Mexborough is now thought by some to be an even earlier construction, possibly to mark ancient boundaries. The last remaining sections of Roman Ridge in Sheffield runs along Wincobank Hill and is a Scheduled Monument.

Important: the use of metal detectors on a Scheduled Monument or the removal of objects of archaeological interest without license from English Heritage
is a crime against the State and taken seriously by the police.  Damage to the Hillfort or Roman Ridge should be reported phoning 101 and also through the contacts page of this website stating the date incident number if you have one.  Find out more about Scheduled Monuments here here 

If you are interested in discovering more about the history of this fascinating place and want to help it recover from centuries of neglect, then you are a Friend of Wincobank Hill and this is your website! 

Explore our website and blog. If you grew up on the hill, share your memories. If you live locally, come along to
our events and meetings to find out more. Or, if you live at a distance, email us to become a member and keep in  news in touch through our newsletters.

For our programme of local events and activities please see the Events page of this website.

For news and updates follow Our Blog and follow us on Twitter @WincobankHill  






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What's New?

Our exciting 2 year Roots of Iron project for young people, funded by Heritage Lottery Young Roots, has finally come to an end.  Read all about it here    http://rootsofiron.wordpress.com/

Heritage Open Day at Upper Wincobank Chapel, 10am - 4pm on Saturday 10th September 2016
Come along and find out more about the beautiful chapel and wonderful Wincobank Hill

Look out for the new Archaeology Gallery at Weston Park Museum opening soon - and look for the special Wincobank Showcase.