Place:Brampton-Bierlow, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBrampton-Bierlow
Alt namesBrampton Bierlowsource: wikipedia
Bramptonsource: wikipedia
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.5087°N 1.3734°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoRotherham Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part until 1974
Rotherham (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Brampton Bierlow, often known simply as Brampton, is a former mining village and civil parish situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, on the south side of the Dearne Valley, between Barnsley and Rotherham. According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 3,658. Brampton was within the historic county boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Employment in the village was primarily related to the coal industry; the economy and residents suffered after the sudden closure of mines in the 1980s, which was, in part, sparked by the announcement of the closure of Cortonwood Colliery in the village. The hardship caused by this has left a significant amount of bad feeling in the locality, which, although waning over time, has still not gone away. Despite some recovery, Brampton was, at one point, declared one of the poorest areas in the European Union (before the 2004 expansion).

Recently, the economy of the area has improved, as much investment has been put into infrastructure and developing light industry and service industries in the area.

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