village of Lockington lies on a lane which runs between the A164
and the B1248. A bridge passes over a small beck which runs
through the middle of the Village.
Narrow, tree lined
lanes lead off the Main Street on which the pretty cottages and
houses are situated. One of these lanes is called Church Lane on
which the Church of St Mary the Virgin is situated. The church is
only small and built of weathered brick. There has been a church
on this site since Anglo-Saxon times and much restoration work was
done in 1893. Since them the Church has remained much the same
apart from some modernisation work of lighting, heating etc.
Village has an air of wealth about it and there are some superb
private dwellings which would sound this out. Some of which are
behind ornate walls, some behind hedges and some of the
redeveloped properties have quaint courtyards.
Rockingham Arms Public House was refurbished a few years ago and
is building up quiet a reputation for good food. The Village
school is a relatively modern building which stands on the
perimeter of the Village serving a wide catchment area of other
There are a number of farms and
small holdings surrounding the village with cows, sheep and horses
grazing in pasture land all adding to the tranquil feel of this
lovely little Village.
Message received from :
: Filming a story on the school
After reading a letter in
the Yorkshire Post regarding the fire at the Lockington school and
the speedy way that teaching was moved to the village hall. I
thought it would be interesting to film a short news piece on it
as part of my course. It will not be for general broadcast,
I would appreciate it if anyone available to help in the input of
the story to contact me via email or call on 07901 833247.
you for your time. Michael Hodgkinson, A Leeds Journalism Student