Friday, 11 January 2013

Website - New Historical Website for Wincobank Hill (Sheffield)

A new website has been built to help the public access the most up to date historical and archaeological information about Wincobank Hill Iron Age hill fort and its immediate surroundings.

How it came about
Two years ago, Sheffield City Council commissioned a Desk-Based Assessment (DBA) about Wincobank Hill. They worked with The Friends of Wincobank Hill, ArcHeritage and the University of Sheffield to produce a report summarising all the archaeological and other research that has been carried out on the Hill throughout the years. The report (the DBA) was written to help advise all those who have an involvement in the Hill as to the best way to look after it for generations to come.

The website
We used Heritage Lottery Funds to commission a website from web designer "madewithpixels" to allow the public to access the DBA. The website has a timeline of events that have occurred on the Hill throughout history, and a map showing sites of interest on and around the hill as well as all the information from the DBA. The site can be updated by web editors from the Friends of Wincobank Hill, and the public can add their knowledge about the site through a comments box.

Catherine Nuttgens, Access to Nature Project Officer, said “The website will provide a fantastic resource for students, schools and people with an interest in Wincobank Hill to find out more and share their knowledge.”

To access the website go to

Web Publishers Needed!
The Friends of Wincobank Hill are currently looking for volunteer web publishers to update the website with new discoveries, help keep news articles up to date and moderate comments. If you would be interested in helping out with this project, and would like gain some experience of web publishing and access training to learn how to become a web publisher, please contact Catherine Nuttgens on

For more information contact:
The Friends of Wincobank Hill
Upper Wincobank Chapel,
Wincobank Avenue,
S5 6BB


Catherine Nuttgens
Access to Nature Project Officer
Sheffield City Council
Parks & Countryside
Meersbrook Park
Brook Road
Sheffield S8 9FL
Telephone: 0114 273 6199
Mobile: 07837 300203

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