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History of Mosborough - David English


Names and Places that go back in Village history

Alley Blaster the road between School Street and "The Dragon"
Bedlam Square just off the path by Peat's Farm on South Street.
Bell's Lane at the end of the council houses on the East side of the Common. Marked Swallows Lane on the Ordnance Map
Bishop's Tip a spoil heap from the old pits off Plumbley Lane.
Blue Bell an old pub, now demolished, on Duke Street.
Bridle Stile a very ancient way from Queen St. to Ridgeway Road.
Brow a ridge overlooking Mosborough, on the path to the old Grammar School at Halfway.
Brown Cow a pub on the North side of Crown Comer, now demolished.
Butcher's Arms a pub at the junction of Station Road and High Street, now a disused building.
Captain footpath by Peat's Farm on South Street.
Coal Pit Lane an access road to an old "Bell" pit at the Bridle top.
Colin Green now Queen Street.
Crown a pub on Crown Comer, which is so named after it, now demolished
Dent Lane access to Dent Main Colliery, on the site ofBirley Garden Centre.
Duke William an old pub on Duke Street, now demolished.
Easy Street houses off the main road between Crown Comer and Westfield Crescent, now demolished.
Fitzwilliam Arms an old pub on Mosborough Moor, now demolished.
French Nook junction of High Street and Duke Street.
The Front High Street from "The Royal" to "The Queen"
Gin Banks Ridge reached by footpath that leads up to it from Plumbley Farm.
White Bridge footbridge over the River Moss near Never Fear Dam.
Windmill just offPlumbley Lane on the left hand side, about 200 yards below "The Wheel". Burnt down about 1840
Hanging Lea ancient "charcoal burners" wood behind Westfield, towards Beighton.
Hollow Lane an ancient lane running from High Street by the side of Mosborough Hall to Rotherham Road.
Jungle part of the footpath from the Bridle to Plumbley.
Lambsicks grassed area on Chapel Street, used to contain the Village pond.
Lion part of the River Moss near Never Fear Dam where children used to paddle.
Little Hill a small area at the bottom of Queen Street adjoining High
St Bull baiting took place here in the 1700's.
Malthouse Row houses between the bottom of Station Road and "The
Vine",now demolished.
Market Street the name is self-explanatory, now Chapel Street.
Monkey part of River Moss above "The Lion" wher children used
to swim.
Moor Hole area over the hill on Mosborough Moor on the East side.
Nag's Head later "The Halfway House" near to Halfway School at the
bottom of Station Road, now demolished.
Nether Misterton now School Street.
Never Fear Dam known locally as Green Dam, at the bottom ofPlumbley
Peat's Arches old houses on Duke Street, now demolished.
Piece Stile the bottom of Stone Street.
Pingle ancient path from Eckington Hill to South Street, between
Eckington Hall and Elmwood.
Primrose Hill grass bank at top of Chapel Street with railings at the top.
The stocks were here.
Ring Field field with two ringed, railed enclosures of trees in the Moss
Rose Hill small lane (now disused) on the West side at the top of the
Salt Box quaint "salt cellar" shaped house at the junction of School
Street and High Street, now demolished.
Sammy's ancient path off Station Road - led to Beighton -
surrounded by housing now.
Sandy Bottoms Part of the River Moss near the first bridge upstream of
the old Eckington Mill Bridge.
Shed Field at the bottom of the path that starts opposite "The Wheel"
and goes down to the River Moss.
Smugglers' Row old row of cottages off High Street, where the Dental
Surgery is now.
Summer House unusual square building on South St. opposite "Croft
Sydney Tavern now private residence, 27 Queen Street.
The Lane continuation of South Street Eckington, known locally as
Back Lane, but called Gas house Lane on Ordnance Survey
Unwins Well near junction of High St. and Station Road.
Websters' Yard near where Mosborough Health Centre is now.
Westwell by "The Wheel" on Plumbley Lane.
Whins Gorse bushes off Plumbley Lane, running up to the
"Cliffs" from Plumbley Lane Farm.