Place:Dodworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameDodworth
Alt namesDodesuuordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
Dodesuurdesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
TypeVillage, Urban district
Coordinates53.535°N 1.525°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoBarnsley (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, England
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Dodworth is a village in the metropolitan borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it has a population of 5,742.

History

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Dodworth is a former coal mining village with approximately 5,800 people. The land occupying the former pit is now the Dodworth Business Park. The "muck" stack from the pit is clearly visible throughout the village. During the early 1980s a mass planting of silver birch trees began to halt erosion and create a wildlife habitat. Over the past twenty years, trees and wildlife have flourished. Now the whole of the east, south and west side are covered with trees. The north side is occupied by farmland and the former 'muck stack' is completely invisible apart from the rise.

The crossroads between High Street, Station Road and Barnsley Road lead to Barnsley and Manchester. The crossroads acted as a trading point for salt brought from Cheshire during medieval times proving to be one of the oldest trading routes in the area. Along High Street are a number of old weavers' cottages. These three-storey buildings supplied fine linen cloth to markets everywhere.. Opposite the library is one of the village's oldest buildings. It dates back to 1600, with evidence of this above its High Street front door. During the village's 'hey-day', ten public houses over a half-mile (0.8 km) stretch of High Street reflected the large mining population at the time

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