Place:Catcliffe, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameCatcliffe
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.3916°N 1.3624°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
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Catcliffe is a village and civil parish on the north-west bank of the River Rother in South Yorkshire, England. It is located within the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of the town of Rotherham and 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) east of Sheffield City Centre. According to the census of 2001, Catcliffe had a population of less than 1.800.

Prior to the nationwide reorganization of local authority structure in England in 1974, Catcliffe was located in Rotherham Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England|.

History

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Catcliffe is mentioned in the Domesday book, its name is presumed to mean the cliff where the cats live. In 1740 William Fenney established a glassworks here. The site was chosen, amongst other reasons, for being 10.5 miles away from Fenney's a glassworks in Bolsterstone, formerly owned by his mother-in-law—the terms of her will prevented him from setting up a glassworks within 10 miles of the town. One of the cones of this glassworks still exists and is the oldest surviving structure of its type in Western Europe. It is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

On 25 June 2007 the village was evacuated because of fears that cracks in the dam at Ulley reservoir could lead to widespread flooding in the valley.

Catcliffe railway station opened on 30 April 1900 and closed on 11 September 1939.

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