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West Riding
St Alban's church, Wickersley (192385 9b337178 by Richard Croft).jpg
St Alban's Church
Grid reference: SK480916
Location: 53°25’12"N, 1°16’45"W
Population: 7,392  (2011)
Post town: Rotherham
Postcode: S66
Dialling code: 01709
Local Government
Council: Rotherham
Rother Valley

Wickersley is a village and parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire, situated three miles from the centre of Rotherham. The area is very near to road junctions for the M1, M18 and A1(M) motorways.

Wickersley was once held by Richard FitzTurgis (who adopted the name 'de Wickersley), founder of Roche Abbey, and subsequently by his heirs by marriage, the de Livet (Levett) family.[1][2] The Wickersleys later removed to Sheffield, where they built the home Broom Hall.[3] The village of Wickersley has a population of 7,235[4] increasing to 7,392 at the 2011 Census.[5]

Wickersley School and Sports College is one of the area's largest institutions with a student body of over 2,000 eleven to eighteen-year-olds and a teaching staff of over 300.

There are 3 churches in Wickersley. Wickersley's parish church, which is part of the Church of England diocese of Sheffield, is dedicated to St Alban and it is one of the oldest buildings in Wickersley. There is also Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic church, as well as a Methodist church.[6]


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