Conisbrough Castle – Visit & Research

November 1969

South Yorkshire Times November 8, 1969


Although it is not widely known among people living in the area, Conisbrough Castle is not, in fact, the oldest monument in the town. This honour belongs to the parish Church of St. Peter’s, which dates from Anglo-Saxon times, The Vicar of Conisbrough, Canon G. F. Braithwaite, has been inducting parties of school children in the history and architecture of the church for some time now, and this week he received a group of children and a student from near Barnsley. For the last month Canon Braithwaite has been Assisting Northcliffe children in their study of Conisbrough in the same way.


25 fifth form pupils at Conisbrough Northcliffe High School have been doing extensive research into the -history of the village in the past two months. The research is part of the C.S.E. English course, and ‘the results will be finally assessed in January. Pupils have been visiting Conisbrough Castle, the Parish Church, both ancient monuments on which the course is centred and other places of interest The Vicar of Conisbrough, Canon G. F. Braithwaite is an authority – on the village’s history, has been giving great assistance by taking the children around the church and explaining aits architecture and history. In that, the topic research has so fired one boy that he must now one of the village’s most knowledgeable residents on this subject.