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Iron Age and Roman settlements dot the area covered by the district, including a small Roman fort to the south-west in the upper flood meadow of the Don at Templeborough.Rotherham was founded in the very early Middle Ages.The monks collected tithes from the town and gained rights to an extra market day on Monday and to extend the annual fair from two to three days.The townsmen of Rotherham formed the "Greaves of Our Lady's Light", an organisation which worked with the town's three guilds.The manor's other resources were a church, four loosely called 'acres' of meadow, and seven of woodland.Rotherham had a mill valued at an ordinary half of one pound sterling.
Following the Norman Conquest an absentee lord held the most inhabited manor, Nigel Fossard (however today's city proper takes in eight outyling Domesday estates).
The Domesday 'Book' or Survey records this lord of the manor with a Norman name took the place of the Saxon lord Hakon holding 20 years before in 1066 and was tenant of an overlord of hundreds of such manors, Robert de Mortain, the Conqueror's half-brother.
The central assets at the time were medium in rank among manors: eight adult male householders were counted as villagers, three were smallholders and one the priest, three ploughlands were tilled by one lord's plough team and two and a half men's plough teams were active.
The company was purchased by Tube Investments Ltd in 1956 and closed in 1974.
Steel, Peech and Tozer's massive Templeborough steelworks (now the Magna Science Adventure Centre) was, at its peak, over a mile (1.6 km) long, employing 10,000 workers, and housing six electric arc furnaces producing 1.8 million tonnes of steel a year. The first railway stations, Holmes and Rotherham Westgate both on the Sheffield and Rotherham Railway opened on 31 October 1838.