Woodsetts is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England, on the border with Nottinghamshire. It lies between the towns of Dinnington and Worksop at an elevation of around 60 metres above sea level, and has a population of 1,802[1] reducing to 1,746 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Woodsetts Village

Woodsetts village from the north
Woodsetts is located in South Yorkshire
Location within South Yorkshire
Population1,746 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK551836
Civil parish
  • Woodsetts
Metropolitan borough
  • Rotherham
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWORKSOP
Postcode districtS81
Dialling code01909
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament


The first written record of Woodsetts is in a 13th-century quitclaim (dated 1220) held at the Derbyshire Record Office (Hatfield de Rodes papers) where a bovate of land 'in the territory of Lyndrick, in Wudsetes' is mentioned. Other geographical locations mentioned nearby confirm that it is Woodsetts being referred to.

From its origins as a farming community, Woodsetts has expanded into a modest commuter base serving Worksop and Sheffield.


There is one pub: The Butcher's Arms, and a primary school: Woodsetts Junior and Infant School. There is also a small shopping precinct and two churches: St George's (Church of England)[3] and Woodsetts Methodist Church.[4]


To the north of Woodsetts is the smaller satellite settlement of Gildingwells.

Fracking applications

Rotherham Borough Council twice refused planning permission for exploration at Woodsetts with regard to shale gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in 2018, in March and September.[5] A further public enquiry is to be held in June 2019.[6][7]


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Rotherham Retrieved 28 August 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  3. ^ Church of England Diocese of Sheffield: Woodsetts: St George achurchnearyou.com, Retrieved 30 April 2019
  4. ^ Woodsetts Methodist Church, Woodsetts, South Yorkshire joinmychurch.com, Retrieved 30 April 2019
  5. ^ Shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (fracking): Fracking in Rotherham: Woodsetts Application rotherham.gov.uk, accessed 1 May 2019
  6. ^ Ruth Hayhurst: Village crowdfunds to fight shale gas plans by the UK’s richest man 5 April 2019, drillordrop.com, Retrieved 30 April 2019
  7. ^ Yorkshire village faces petrochemical giant in anti-fracking fight Helen Pidd and Harry Gold, 11 June 2019 theguardian.com, accessed 15 June 2019

External links

Media related to Woodsetts at Wikimedia Commons

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After the election, the composition of the council was:

Labour 50

Conservative 10


Others 2

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