Place:Brierley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBrierley
Alt namesBreselaisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
Breseliesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.594°N 1.383°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoHemsworth Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1938-1974
Barnsley (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Brierley (Pronounced as "bry"-"early") is a town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England), close to the border with West Yorkshire. It lies to the south-west of Hemsworth, off the A628 road, and is located at approximately 53° 35' 40" North, 1° 23' West, at an elevation of around 100 metres above sea level. At the 2001 census it had a population of 5,973.

The civil parish of Brierley contains the large pit village of Grimethorpe.

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