Place:Dalton (near Rotherham), West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameDalton (near Rotherham)
Alt namesDalton
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.443°N 1.317°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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Dalton is a civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England. Dalton is situated north from London and is north-east from the centre of Rotherham town centre. The parish includes the communities of Brecks, Dalton Brook, Dalton Foljambe, Dalton Magna, Dalton Parva, Flanderwell, Sunnyside and Woodlaithes.

The census of 2001 geve Dalton a population of just over 9,000.

History

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The civil parish name of “Dalton” means valley farmstead and takes its name from the valley of the Dalton Brook located nearby. There are two entries for Dalton in the Domesday Book reflecting the two settlements with in the parish. The two main settlements in Dalton were the hamlets of Dalton Magna and Dalton Parva. A third settlement, Dalton Brook, grew up along the Rotherham - Doncaster Road due to the need of extra houses for the ever expanding population. The Church, known as the Holy Trinity Church, located in Dalton Parva was erected in 1848 and completed in 1849 by G. S. Foljambe. At first the Holy Trinity Church was only permitted to complete the Baptism procedure. However in 1850 it gained licenses to do both marriages and burials. Initially the land was owned by William de Percy (Governor of York in 1067) and William de Warrene (who was related to William the Conqueror and the builder of Conisbrough Castle) before it was taken over by the parish council. The Parish Council is involved in the provision of allotment gardens, recreation areas, lettings of halls, environmental improvements, provision of cash grants to local organisations and the consideration of local planning matters. It also makes representations to Local Government, National Government, Police, Health Service, Passenger Transport Authority and other organisations on matters which are of concern to the local population.

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