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Historic Site

Whiston Manorial Barn

Whiston Manorial Barn


Mrs. Pat Muffett

01709 378774


Chaff Lane,
S60 4JH


The Manorial Barn on Chaff Lane may well be the oldest agricultural building in Yorkshire. The southern five bays of this aisled barn have been dated by dendrochronology to the early 13th century, the northern three bays having been added in the 16th century. By the 1980s the barn was in poor condition and was under threat of demolition for rebuilding in Oxfordshire. The barn was purchased by the parish council in 1985 and finally restored and rethatched in 1991. It is now used for parish events. The west wing of Whiston Hall contains timbers of c1500 encased in later stonework.

Facilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsPublic toiletsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedWedding receptions

There is a kitchen available for making own refreshments.

Opening details

Open to public on heritage opening days or by arrangement.


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Map reference: SK 447901  Lat: 53.40582 Long: -1.32908

By Road:
Leave M1 at junction 33, follow A630/A631 signposted Rotherham - at roundabout turn right, signposted Whiston.
At traffic lights turn right down Pleasley Road.
Take first left - Chaff Lane.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Rotherham station


  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions

There is a kitchen available for making own refreshments.

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