Rossington was a mining village and is surrounded by
countryside and the market towns
of Bawtry and Tickhill.
There are remains of both a Roman fort and Roman pottery kilns
in the area. The name Rossington translates from the
old Anglo-Saxon name of 'Farm on the Moor'. In later times,
Rossington housed a small village and both Rossington Hall and
Shooters Hill Hall.
The area is actually made up of a number of villages and
hamlets, namely "Hesley", "Littleworth", "Old Rossington", "New
Rossington", Rossington Bridge and Shooters Hill. The New Village
began to be built around the time of the sinking of the
It was in the mid-twentieth century that saw the largest
expansion of the area. The need for workers in and around the
Rossington Main Colliery led to the building of large numbers of
housing near to the pit in what was called New Rossington.