Place:Brotherton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBrotherton
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.727°N 1.272°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoSelby Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
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Brotherton is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, according to the 2001 census it had a population of 672. The village is on the border with the City of Wakefield and West Yorkshire (here formed by the River Aire). Brotherton was on the A1 road two miles north of Knottingley, before the road was relocated. It is now on the A162, north of Ferrybridge, south of Fairburn. Brotherton is often mistaken as being located in West Yorkshire; it is a North Yorkshire village. Some notable people have lived there, including Ken Wharton (b 1950) a writer of Military History books, who lived there between 2005 and 2009

The Anglican Church in Brotherton is that of Edward the Confessor, and is in the Diocese of Wakefield.

Brotherton is the birthplace of Thomas of Brotherton, Earl of Norfolk, son of King Edward I and Margaret of France.

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