Holderness ward lies in the south west of the Rother Valley. It includes junction 31 of the M1 motorway and contains the villages of Aston and Aughton plus a part of Swallownest.
Rotherham Borough Councillors Local Parish Council
Councillor Lyndsay Pitchley Aston-cum-Aughton Parish Council
Councillor Chris Robinson
Councillor Gerald Smith
Aston and Aughton
- 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.
- 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.