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  

Friends of Wincobank Hill is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO): Registered Charity Number 1168993

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What's New?

Due to SNOW the meeting on Thursday 1st March is CANCELLED.  Our next meeting is Thursday 5th April when there will be a talk on the History of Weston Park Museum by Alistair McLean, Curator of the museum