Sykehouse is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England, on the border with the East Riding of Yorkshire. It had a population of 438 in 2001,[1] increasing to 515 at the 2011 Census.[2]

The parish includes the hamlets of Eskholme, Pincheon Green, Topham and Wormley Hill.

Sykehouse is located in South Yorkshire
Location within South Yorkshire
Population515 (2011)
Civil parish
  • Sykehouse
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGoole
Postcode districtDN14
Dialling code01405
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament


Sykehouse is a largely rural area containing a handful of small hamlets. Its northern border is marked by the River Went, while the River Don marks its eastern boundary. The New Junction Canal bisects the parish. It is said to be the longest village in Yorkshire, as it stretches for nearly 8 miles (13 km) along its main street.[3] Sykehouse is the origin of the extremely rare Sykehouse Russet apple, an old English variety which was thought to have been lost, but was rediscovered growing in gardens in Oxfordshire and the Doncaster area in 1999.[4]

Sykehouse village

Sykehouse, Holy Trinity Church - - 235468
The Gothic Revival style church of the Holy Trinity

The village of Sykehouse contains the parish church of the Holy Trinity. Most of this grade II listed building was built in 1869 by C. H. Fowler, using red bricks and a Gothic Revival style. The tower is older, having been built in 1721, while the font is fifteenth century, but this is presumed to have come from elsewhere.[5] Other listed buildings include a red-brick and rubble barn, attached to Marsh Hills Farmhouse,[6] and the farmhouse itself, which is early eighteenth century with twentieth century alterations.[7] Sykehouse also contains the Village Hall where numerous meetings are held; including: the Parish Council, Show Committee, Women’s Institute, Cricket Club and the Parochial Church Council. The village is located at approximately 53° 38' 30" North, 1° 3' West, at an elevation of around 4 metres above sea level.


Eskholme is a hamlet on the River Went, and is located at approximately 53° 39' North, 1° 0' 30" West, at an elevation of around 4 metres above sea level.

Pincheon Green

Pincheon Green is little more than a small row of houses, and is located at approximately 53° 39' North, 1° 2' 20" West, at an elevation of around 4 metres above sea level.


Topham is a rural hamlet on the River Went, alongside a dismantled railway. Also, because of its situation on the river; it is liable to flooding. It is located at approximately 53°38′40″N 1°3′40″W / 53.64444°N 1.06111°W, at an elevation of around 5 metres above sea level. The main structure of an early nineteenth century tower mill, which is now part of a house forms part of the hamlet,[8] and the track to Balne Lodge and Balne Hall crosses the River Went at Topham Ferry bridge, a single-arched brick structure built in the early nineteenth century and little altered, although in poor condition.[9]

Wormley Hill

Wormley Hill is a hamlet close to the River Don, and is located at approximately 53°38′20″N 0°59′30″W / 53.63889°N 0.99167°W, at an elevation of around 4 metres above sea level. A friendly community of 8 houses, its history is embedded in agriculture with one farm still working. It is home to one of the Millennium Sykehouse signs and an original red telephone box.

The Sykehouse Show

The Sykehouse Show is a traditional agricultural show which has taken place in Sykehouse annually since 1884, now held on the first Sunday in August. It is organised and run by the Sykehouse Show Society, which consists of a committee of around 25 volunteers including the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. Many of the current committee are descendants of the first Committee formed in 1884. A group of a further 20 volunteers assist around Show Day. It is a traditional village Agricultural Show, with Classes for Shire horses, Beef Cattle; Commercial, Jacob and Rare Breeds Sheep; Ponies, Hunters, Show Jumping and Gymkhana. The Sheaf Tossing Competition is a unique feature and very popular. There is a very busy Arts & Crafts Section and Horticulture and Agriculture Marquee as well. With Craft Stalls and Trade Stands, including rides for children and refreshments.


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Doncaster Retrieved 27 August 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Introduction to the Stainforth & Hatfield Neighbourhood". Doncaster Council. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  4. ^ Ian Herbert (13 November 1999). "Retired canon finds lost historic apple". The Independent. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of the Holy Trinity, Sykehouse (334662)". Images of England. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Barn to east of Marsh Hills Farmhouse (334667)". Images of England. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Marsh Hills Farmhouse, Sykehouse (334666)". Images of England. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  8. ^ Historic England. "Tower Mill structure at the Mill, Sykehouse (334668)". Images of England. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  9. ^ Historic England. "Topham Ferry bridge (334669)". Images of England. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
DN postcode area

The DN postcode area, also known as the Doncaster postcode area, is a group of 32 postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of 13 post towns. These postcode districts cover eastern South Yorkshire (including Doncaster), north Lincolnshire (including Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Barnetby, Barrow upon Humber, Barton-upon-Humber, Brigg, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Immingham and Ulceby), small parts of Nottinghamshire (including Retford) and the East Riding of Yorkshire (including Goole), and a very small part of North Yorkshire.

The S64 postcode district for Mexborough was originally earmarked as DN13, which has never been used. Otherwise, the area's districts are numbered sequentially up to DN22, then from DN31 to DN41 for the eastern spur of the area, in and around Grimsby.

There is one non-geographic district, DN55, which has a single purpose use to Royal Mail.

Diocese of Sheffield

The Diocese of Sheffield is an administrative division of the Church of England, part of the Province of York.

The Diocese of Sheffield was created under George V on 23 January 1914, by the division from the Diocese of York (along with that part of the Diocese of Southwell in the city of Sheffield). It covers most of the County of South Yorkshire (except Barnsley), with a small part of the East Riding of Yorkshire, one parish in North Yorkshire and one in North Lincolnshire – an area of almost 576 square miles (1,490 km2). It is headed by the Bishop of Sheffield and its Cathedral is Sheffield Cathedral.

The diocese is linked with the Diocese of Argentina. Since 1990 it has been linked with the Evangelical Church in Germany's Hattingen-Witten District in Westphalia.

Doncaster (York Road) railway station

Doncaster (York Road) railway station was built as a terminus for services on the Hull and Barnsley and Great Central Joint Railway in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. It was reached by a triangular junction from the main line just outside town. The station was set at the north end of town, just beyond the Doncaster Avoiding Line, in the fork of the old A1 and the A19 (York Road).

The line and its stations were ready for opening on 1 May 1916 but its five passenger stations, at Snaith & Pollington, Sykehouse, Thorpe-in-Balne, Doncaster (York Road) and Warmsworth never saw a passenger train. The route duplicated that of other railways in the area and the stations were some way from the villages they purported to serve.

The station was kept fully intact until the late 1960s when demolition finally came.

The only passenger trains to work over the line were enthusiasts specials, the last of these was the "Doncaster Decoy", which ran on 5 October 1968.


Dungworth (archaic Dungeworth,) is a hamlet in the civil parish of Bradfield, west of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England.

The village also gives its name as a surname; a 'Dungworth' is recorded living at the nearby village of Storrs in 1323. In the late 20th century the English occurrences of the surname remained concentrated in the Sheffield area.

John Shawe

John Shawe or Shaw (1608–1672) was an English Puritan minister, an influential preacher in the north of England during the Interregnum.

List of settlements in South Yorkshire by population

This is a list of settlements in South Yorkshire by population based on the results of the 2011 census. The next United Kingdom census will take place in 2021. In 2011, there were 34 built-up area subdivisions with 5,000 or more inhabitants in South Yorkshire, shown in the table below.

List of windmills in South Yorkshire

This is a list of windmills in the English county of South Yorkshire.

Listed buildings in Sheffield S6

This is a list of listed buildings in the S6 district of Sheffield, in England. This includes the areas of Bradfield, Dungworth, Hillsborough, Loxley, Malin Bridge, Middlewood, Stannington, Upperthorpe, Wadsley and Walkley.

For neighbouring areas, see listed buildings in S3, listed buildings in S5, listed buildings in S10, listed buildings in S33, listed buildings in S35 and listed buildings in S36.

Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster

The Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster is a metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire in Yorkshire and the Humber Region of England.

In addition to the town of Doncaster, the borough covers the towns of Mexborough, Conisbrough, Thorne, Bawtry and Tickhill.

The borough was created on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the former county borough of Doncaster along with the urban districts of Adwick le Street, Bentley with Arksey, Conisbrough, Mexborough, Tickhill along with Doncaster Rural District and Thorne Rural District, the parish of Finningley from East Retford Rural District and small parts of the parish of Harworth from Worksop Rural District from Nottinghamshire.

New Junction Canal

The New Junction Canal is a canal in South Yorkshire, England. It is part of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (S&SYN), although it was jointly funded by the Aire and Calder Navigation, and was opened in 1905. It links the River Don Navigation and the Stainforth and Keadby Canal with the Aire and Calder Navigation (Knottingley Canal). It is completely straight, and was the last canal built in England for commercial purposes.

The canal has one lock, which was sized to allow the compartment boats of the Aire and Calder to use it, but the owning company failed to raise enough money to upgrade the River Don Navigation beyond, and Long Sandall lock prevented working of such boats through to Doncaster until it was rebuilt in 1959. There is still some commercial traffic on the canal, but most use is now by leisure boaters. One notable feature is the aqueduct over the River Don which is protected by large guillotine gates, which can be lowered when the Don is in spate, to prevent the surrounding countryside from being flooded.

Pincheon Green

Pincheon Green is a hamlet in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It lies in the civil parish of Sykehouse, on the border with the East Riding of Yorkshire.

River Dove, Barnsley

The River Dove is a river that extends through the Low Valley in Barnsley, England. It flows from Worsbrough Reservoir to its confluence with the River Dearne.

River Went

The River Went is a river in Yorkshire, England. It rises close to Featherstone and flows eastward, joining the River Don at Reedholme Common.

A possible site of the Battle of Winwaed is believed to be located somewhere along the valley of the Went.

Sheaf toss

The sheaf toss is a traditional Scottish agricultural sport event originally contested at country fairs. A pitchfork is used to hurl a burlap bag stuffed with straw over a horizontal bar above the competitor's head. Typical weight for the bag is 16 pounds (about 7 kg). Three chances are given to each competitor to cleanly go over the bar, without touching it. After all challengers have made their attempts, the bar is raised and all successful competitors move on to the new height. This continues until all but one athlete is eliminated.

The Sheaf toss has been incorporated as an event at many of the Scottish highland games although technically it is not itself a heavy athletics event. The sheaf toss is also a traditional sport in the Basque Country. It is a feature of the annual Sykehouse Show in South Yorkshire, England.

Sheaf tossing is also contested in Ireland and Australia particularly at agricultural shows and at fairs; Irish sheaf tossing differs from sheaf tossing in Scotland and France in that the sheaf is made of rushes which are bound tightly with baling twine and are not placed in a bag. The rules are the same as the Scottish version and a pitchfork is used. The same pitchfork is usually used for all competitors so as not to give anybody an unfair advantage by allowing them use their own customised pitchfork. A variation of this rule is that if one brings a custom pitchfork to the competition, they must allow any other competitor to use that fork.

Sykehouse railway station

Sykehouse railway station was a station on the Hull and Barnsley and Great Central Joint Railway between Thorpe-in-Balne and Snaith and Pollington. It was built with the line which opened on 1 May 1916, but the station never opened to passengers. Like most stations on this line, it was situated on the edge of Sykehouse some distance from the village centre. Despite never opening to passengers, the station had the necessary facilities, and the two flanking platforms remained in situ until 1960.

The station was controlled by a signal box situated by the level crossing at the end of the platform, which lasted until the final closure of the line.


Topham may refer to:

Topham, South Yorkshire, a rural hamlet on the River Went, in Sykehouse, South Yorkshire, EnglandPeople with the surname Topham:

Arthur Topham (1869–1931), England international footballer

David Topham (1995-PD), Computer Science Professor at Ohlone College, Newark, California.

Edward Topham (1751–1820), English journalist, playwright, poet, and landowner from Wold Newton, Yorkshire

Francis William Topham (1809-1877), English watercolorist and engraver

Paula Topham (born 1944), Actress & Alternative Health Practitioner

Robert Topham (1867–1931), England international footballer

Sara Topham (b. 1976), Canadian actress

Thomas Topham (c. 1702–1749), English strongman

Antony "Top" Topham (b 1947), original lead guitarist in The Yardbirds

William Topham, (1669?-fl. 1709), English composer

People with the first name Topham

Sir Topham Hatt, The Fat Controller from Thomas the Tank Engine

Topham, South Yorkshire

Topham is a small rural hamlet upon the River Went in rural Yorkshire within the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in northern England. The hamlet runs along the Trans-Pennine Trail.

Warrington West railway station

Warrington West railway station is currently under construction and is planned to serve the Omega Development Site and Chapelford urban village housing estate in Great Sankey, Warrington, England. It will also feature an interchange for bus services as well as a park and ride with parking for 287 cars.The station is to be located west of central Warrington on the existing southern Liverpool to Manchester Line route between Sankey and Warrington Central stations.

Warrington Borough Council applied for funding from the government's New Stations fund but the bid failed. However, the council secured part of the funding through other sources and a planning application was approved in 2015, and it was hoped that construction could begin in 2016, until Network Rail increased the estimated cost by £4 million. A fresh bid to the New Stations Fund was successful, and the station is expected to open in summer 2019.

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