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Killamarsh Parish Council

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Killamarsh Parish Council

Killamarsh Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Killamarsh a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

About the Village

The Village of Killamarsh is situated in North East Derbyshire. The name 'Killamarsh' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Chinewoldemaresc. It appears as Kinewaldesmers in the Charter Roll for 1249. The name means 'Cynewald's marsh'.

The community originally grew from a farming community, self-sufficient in agricultural and dairy produce since the Middle Ages. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Killamarsh became a coal mining village as the burgeoning Sheffield iron industry demanded coal and transport links with Sheffield matured.

It has fantastic views from elevated positions and looks over onto Rother Valley Country Park. With a population of just under 10,000, Killamarsh has a real community spirit and a busy village centre which can meet all your shopping needs.

Killamarsh is located, essentially, the same distance to Sheffield, Chesterfield and Rotherham. It has good transport links to Chesterfield and Sheffield via the buses and the Sheffield Supertram network which has its terminus located nearby at Halfway.

The Village has three schools which are St Giles Primary, Killamarsh Infants and Killamarsh Juniors. It also has three churches which are St Giles Church, Killamarsh Methodist Church and Ebenezer Gospel Hall. We have a Post Office, Library, Medical Centre, numerous shops and many public houses.

The Parish Council is responsible for it's own function rooms.

Interesting facts about the Village

  • Resident Fred Greaves was the first person in Derbyshire during World War One to be awarded a Victoria Cross and was born in Killamarsh in 1890.
  • Resident David (Dave) Froggatt – aka 'OWD TUP' was born 20th April 1926. Writer of Poetry and Prose much in local dialect and in humorous vein.
  • Some well known footballers from Killamarsh are Nicky Weaver who is a goalkeeper, having had a career with Mansfield Town, Manchester City, Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic. Richard Hinds whom had a career with Tranmere Rovers, Hull City, Scunthorpe and Sheffield Wednesday. Lee Askham who played for Chesterfield F.C. Millie Bright is a footballer who has played for Doncaster Belles and currently plays for Chelsea and England, on the 31st May 2023 Millie was named as the England Captain for the world cup squad in July 2023. Ellie Roebuck is a goal keeper who plays for Manchester City and England and will also represented England in the 2023 world cup, she started her career at the youth level, starting at Sheffield United centre of excellence and Beighton Magpies. Sidney Smith, professional billiards and snooker player who was born in Killamarsh in 1908.
  • The road "Brindley Court" in Killamarsh was named after James Brindley the builder of the Chesterfield Canal which opened in 1777 and navigated through Killamarsh.
  • The Parish is split into four areas: Netherthorpe, Westthorpe, Upperthorpe and Churchtown.
  • The Killamarsh Dynamoes Athletic Football Club (KDAFC) is one of the many junior footballing sides in the area.
  • Rother Valley Country Park lies to the north of the town. It was created in the early 1980s as part of the restoration works following open cast mining of the area. Originally managed by a joint board of Sheffield MBC, Rotherham MBC, South Yorkshire MCC and Derbyshire CC, the park is now wholly managed by Rotherham. The scheme created a series of ponds and lakes, with the surrounding area landscaped to form a nature reserve and recreation areas, with facilities for water sports. The River Rother flows from the west of town and passes through the centre of the park. Gulliver's Valley, located beside the Rother Valley Park, is a theme park opened in 2020 on the site of a former colliery.

Information is taken from the Killamarsh Wikipedia page and the Council is not responsible for its accuracy.

More information about the history of Killamarsh can be found on the Killamarsh Heritage Society webpage.

Section 137 Grant Applications

The next round of Section 137 grant applications opens during the month of October 2023.

Grants of up to £500 are available for local charitable groups.

Information on the Councils Section 137 Policy and an application form can be found on our Section 137 page or by contacting the office.

The closing date for applications is the 31st October 2023

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