A SCHEDULED Ancient Monument in South Yorkshire has undergone essential maintenance work carried out by a York restoration specialist.

The four week project on Catcliffe Glass Cone was completed by York-based William Anelay on behalf of Rotherham MBC.

One of the oldest surviving structures of its kind in Western Europe, the cone was built in 1740 and was used for the manufacture of glass right up to 1900.

During World War One, the cone housed prisoners of war and was used as a soup kitchen for children during industrial disputes in 1926.

William Anelay contracts manager Nigel Kynaston said: “It’s a landmark that’s visible from the M1 and has a special place in the hearts of the local Rotherham community and it's good to have played a part in ensuring its structural integrity."