Mexborough is located at the north eastern end of a dyke known as the Roman Ridge that is thought to have been constructed either by the Brigantian tribes in the 1st century AD,[5] perhaps as a defence against the Roman invasion of Britain, or after the 5th century to defend the British kingdom of Elmet from the Angles.[6]

Mexborough & District Heritage Centre Mexborough Library & CSC John Street Mexborough S64 9HS Tel. No. 01709 582037 e-mail Chair, Margaret Roper, Vice Chair, William Lawrence,  Opening Times Fri. 11a.m. -  3 p.m. Other Days by Arrangement

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The town is served by Mexborough railway station for trains going towards Doncaster and Sheffield. Mexborough also has a bus station.

We insist on the highest standards of behaviour and believe in an ethos of respect, courtesy, tolerance and hard work.  We foster a ‘can do’ attitude where students are encouraged to move out of their comfort zone, participate in new experiences and not to fear failure.  This, coupled with our state of the art facilities in a recently built and well equipped building, creates an environment where students flourish.

The name Mexborough combines the Old English suffix burh meaning a fortified place with an Old English or Old Norse personal name, which may be Meke, Muik, Meoc, or Mjukr.[3][4]

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Mexborough has been represented in the FA Cup by no fewer than four different football teams - Mexborough Locomotive Works, Mexborough St. Johns, Mexborough West End and Mexborough Town.

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Our extremely busy Mexborough Office was opened in 2009 and occupies a prominent position on the corner of High Street within the commercial/retail centre of Mexborough. The office is headed by Manager, Robert Dickinson, affording coverage throughout Mexborough and the wider Dearne Valley Area.

Mexborough is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It lies on the estuary of the River Dearne, on the A6023 road, between Manvers and Denaby Main.

Following the demise of the coal mining industry in the 1980s Mexborough, like many ex-mining towns and villages, is still in the process of economic and social recovery.

The last of the four was the most prominent and won the Yorkshire Football League in 1973.

Welcome to the Mexborough and District Heritage Society website. Our aim is to record and preserve details of the area's rich past - the buildings, the way of life and more importantly the people who worked so hard to create a thriving community. The society is committed to keeping a record of the past for future generations, and would welcome your photos and memories.

The industries which led to the creation of Montagu Hospital not only brought problems to the town, but also led to an increase in population and, for some, an increase in wealth and opportunity. Many more public houses and other businesses were created, many of which are still trading today. It was in one of these public houses, the Montagu Arms, that Stan Laurel stayed overnight after performing at the town's Prince of Wales Theatre on 9 December 1907.

Our aim here is to help each and every one of our students develop into mature and confident young people who are fully prepared for life beyond the Academy. We are extremely aspirational for our students both academically and in relation to personal development – each student is treated as an individual and we don’t place limits on what we think they can achieve.  All students are unique and have a valuable contribution to make towards our Academy.

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Mexborough Academy.  I am extremely proud to lead this thriving school at the heart of the community.  I am constantly impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of the pupils here and the warm relationships they have with the teaching staff.  I hope this website gives you a flavour of what the academy is all about but if you would like to know more, or want to visit, please get in touch and we would be delighted to help you further.

I am ambitious about the future. With the support of Wakefield City Academies Trust we are on an exciting journey to create a truly exceptional academy for the young people of Mexborough.

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Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Mexborough has a population of 14,750,[1] increasing to a ward population of 15,244 at the 2011 Census.[2]

The history of the town is charted on the Mexborough & District Heritage Society's extensive website: [1]

Local party Mexborough First currently holds all three seats in the Mexborough ward on Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.[14]

St. John the Baptist C of E church includes elements that date from the 12th century.[9] A few other pre-1800 buildings remain, including several public houses: the Ferryboat Inn, the George and Dragon, the Bull's Head and the Red Lion. Most of the buildings in the town are post-1800.

Mexborough has one secondary school (Mexborough Academy) and many primary schools.

The earliest known written reference to Mexborough is found in the Domesday Book of 1086 (Mechesburg), which states that before the Norman Conquest of England the area had been controlled by the Saxon lords Wulfheah and Ulfkil.[7] Following the Conquest the area fell under the control of the Norman Baron Roger de Busli. The remains of an earthwork in Castle Park are thought to have been a motte and bailey castle constructed in the 11th century shortly after the Conquest.[8]


Before 2010 Mexborough was in the Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency. Since then it has been in the Doncaster North constituency, whose current MP is Ed Miliband, former leader of the Labour Party.