Thurcroft is a civil parish situated southeast of Rotherham in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England and has easy access to the M18 and M1 Motorway. The village is surrounded by green belt and farm land. Until the early 20th century, there was no settlement of Thurcroft, only Thurcroft Hall and four farms: New Orchard, Sawn Moor, Green Arbour and Steadfold. The Hall was occupied by one of the owners of the colliery which with the presence of coal was the single most contributing factor to the Parish's development
Thurcroft Colliery was sunk mid 1909 and the village which was built for the workers became known as Thurcroft. In 1918, coke ovens and a brickworks were erected at Thurcroft. The factory was situated at the end of New Orchard Lane (commonly called Pit Lane by the local villagers, because it led to the pit), on the land where the New Orchard housing estate now stands. Closure came in 1991 after the miners strike. The Parish Council area is made up of Thurcroft, Brampton en-le Morthen and Laughton Common. For electoral purposes the Parish Council is split into two wards Thurcroft North (Thurcroft and Brampton en-le Morthen) and Thurcroft South (Laughton Common).
Thurcroft Parish Council is your gateway to the heart of
our vibrant community. We are
dedicated to serving the needs and aspirations of our residents.
As the local governing body, our mission is to enhance
the quality of life in the parish, fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring
that this picturesque corner of South Yorkshire continues to thrive. We're here
to listen, engage, and act on your behalf, working collaboratively to address
issues that matter most to our community.
Explore our website to learn more about our initiatives,
upcoming events, and the services we provide such as the Gordon Bennett Memorial Hall and Thurcroft Cemetery. Discover how we're working to
preserve our heritage, maintain our green spaces, and support local businesses. Whether you're a resident or a visitor, Thurcroft Parish Council is your source
for all things Thurcroft, Laughton Common and Brampton-en-le Morthen.
Join us in shaping the future of our village,
and together, let's make Thurcroft Parish an even better place to call home.