- 112 Church St, Swinton, Mexborough S64 8DQ
- 20 Church St, Swinton, Mexborough S64 8QA
- 2 Swinton Rd, Mexborough S64 9JB
Located in the metropolitan area of Doncaster in the county of South Yorkshire, Mexborough is a town in England. The A6023 highway connects Manvers with Denaby Main, while the town itself sits on the banks of the River Don not far from where it meets the Dearne. Swinton, to the southwest, is right across the railroad from it, while Conisbrough is to the east.
Mexborough, which was once a part of Yorkshire’s West Riding, is now home to 14,750 people and has 15,244 residents in its ward as of the 2011 Census.
To create Mexborough, an Old English or Old Norse given name—possibly Meke, Muik, Meoc, or Mjukr—was joined to the fortified place name suffix burh.
Mexborough sits at the north-eastern end of a dyke called the Roman Ridge, which may have been built by Brigantian tribes in the 1st century AD as a defense against the Roman conquest of Britain, or by the British kingdom of Elmet in the 5th century AD to fight against the Angles.
Mexborough was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 (then spelled Mechesburg), which noted that the Saxon princes Wulfheah and Ulfkil had ruled the area prior to the Norman Invasion of England.
Norman Baron Roger de Busli eventually came to rule the region after the Conquest. At Castle Park, archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be the foundations of a motte and bailey castle, which would have been built around the time of the Norman Conquest in the 11th century.
Parts of the Ferryboat Inn’s St. John the Baptist C of E church date back to the 12th century.
Hotels in Mexborough
- Best Western Plus Pastures hotel
Address: Pastures Rd, Mexborough S64 0JJ, United Kingdom
- Pastures lodge and hotel
Address: Pastures Lodge, Pastures Rd, Mexborough S64 0JJ, United Kingdom