Holderness Ward Action Plan

  1. Introduction
  2. Holderness Ward today (You are here)
  3. Known and emerging issues
  4. Action Plan
  5. Building Stronger Communities – People and Places
  6. Monitoring and engagement

Holderness Ward today

The Holderness Ward is in the south of the borough. It includes junction 31 of the M1 motorway and contains the villages of Aston and Aughton plus a part of Swallownest. Buildings of interest in the village include Aston Manor and an extensive 12th Century church. The villages of Aston and Aughton were recorded in the Domesday Book as “Estone” and “Hacstone”, meaning the east farmstead and the oak-tree farmstead respectively. Swallownest took its name from the Swallow family who had a farm nearby. Coal mining was the major industry in this area and was largely responsible for its population growth. The nearby Brookhouse Colliery opened in the 19th Century, closing in 1985.

The Population of Holderness is 12,300 and has increased since 2011 at a similar rate to the Rotherham average. Deprivation is below average in Holderness, and in most of the ward it is below the national average. Generally, Holderness ward is much better than average for health and lifestyle indicators. The proportion of people claiming benefits of all types in Holderness is below the Rotherham average. A detailed Ward profile is available on the Website

Holderness map

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