Place:Great Houghton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameGreat Houghton
Alt namesHaltunsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 316
Haltunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 316
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.55°N 1.338°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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Great Houghton is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England), on the border with West Yorkshire. It lies to the west of Thurnscoe, on the B6411 road, and is located at approximately 53° 33' 20" North, 1° 21' West, at an elevation of around 60 metres above sea level. At the 2001 census it had a population of 2,261.

Great Houghton is a former mining village and its mines were served by the railway which has since gone but remains of which are still visible.

The village has a primary school called Sandhill. The old school building which once stood on the main street was demolished during 2007 and a new PFI primary school school replacing it.

Some parts of Great Houghton were affected by the 2007 summer flooding which caused extensive damage in neighbouring villages.

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