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Wickersley Hall

Entrance to house on Morthen Road.

In the Electoral Registers of 1891, there is reference to 'The Hall' where a James Cavill lived with his wife and two daughters. He was a Quarry owner.

Primitive Methodist Chapel

This pair of early 19th century cottages on the east side of Morthen Road, are part of a late 18th century Primitive Methodist Chapel.

Ashlar sandstone, coated Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys, 2 bays with lower single bay set back on right as extension to rear range. Cottages are fronted by an adjoining pair of semicircular-bay projections each with flat C20 casements with glazing bars, projecting stone sills and lintels set in the curve on each floor; ground-floor lintel of left bay inscribed 'PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL', upper floor lintel with weathered inscription quoting a hymn(?); low roof set behind coped parapet. Set back on right is the addition to rear range having C20 bowed casement in rendered panel beneath small casement. Rear range has coped gables with brick stack at centre of junction with curved-bay additions; end stack to addition on right. Description source

Winthrop Park

Opened in August 2005, Winthrop Park was specifically designed with the elderly and disabled in mind. Created by local business woman Carol Bowser from land which was an ex-sewerage treatment plant; she spent every available hour helped by her husband removing tons of scrap metal, over 2,500 sapling trees and 26 tons of contaminated soil by hand.

72 tons of landscaping materials, over 12,000 plants and 7,000 bulbs were brought in and the free public gardens are now providing a relaxing, peaceful escape for the disabled, to speed recovery from health problems, de-stressing or simply improving physical and mental well-being.

Situated on Second Lane of Newall Avenue, the park is open week days 11 to 3 o'clock Monday to Friday and 10:30 to 4 o'clock on Sundays (closed on Saturdays).

There is a Gift shop where you can purchase plants and Nature therapy products, a Coffee shop, and disabled access to all areas. Limited car parking.

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