Slade Hooton

Is one of 4 villages in the country which carry the name of Hooton, the other 2 also are within Rotherham; Hooton Levitt and Hooton Roberts.

Slade Hooton is situated on a south facing slope overlooking Hooton dike which is a tributary of the river Ryton and sits to the north of Laughton-en-le-Morthen.

Slade Hooton has a ‘Medieval settlement and moated site’ within it which are scheduled monuments under the ancient Monuments and archaeological Areas Act 1979.

‘Hotone’ manor or Slade Hooton is mentioned in the doomsday book of 1086 and documented as part of the manor of Laughton-en-le-Morthen & Throapam which was held by Roger de Busli, A Norman baron who was tenant-in chief of 45 other Yorkshire Manors.

Sometime later in the medieval period the hamlet had two manors established. A secular manor was present by 1480 and it later had links to Roche Abbey. By the 18th century this manor established its links to the Scarborough estate.
The word Hooton is thought to derive from the old English for ‘farmstead and spur of land’; other explanations are thought to be from the Saxon word ‘Hoo’ meaning high town or spur and ‘Slade’ from the Norse ‘Slaed’ meaning valley.

Slade Hooton has two listed buildings including Slade Hooton Hall farm house (dated mid-seventeenth century) and Slade Hooton Hall (dated 1698) both are listed as grade II listed buildings.

The South Yorkshire Joint Railway constructed a second connecting line and two signal boxes were built for the Maltby colliery sidings in June 1911, the line from the Brookhouse viaduct continues through Slade Hooton on towards Maltby colliery and the connecting lines thereon.

Slade Hooton features in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council’s Door step walks
Doorstep Walk no 1 includes ‘The spire walk around Laughton en Le Morthen & The footpath to Roche Abbey circular walk.’
Slade Hooton Sign

Slade Hooton signpost

Slade Hooton House

Slade Hooton