Place:Orgreave, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameOrgreave
Alt namesNortgravesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 318
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.369°N 1.372°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
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Orgreave is a village and civil parish in South Yorkshire, England.

At the time of the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 761.

Orgreave forms part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham; until 1974, it was part of the Rotherham Rural District, the town of Rotherham being to the north.

Orgreave became nationally famous in 1984 due to the "Battle of Orgreave", when Orgreave Coking Plant was picketed by striking coal miners, with several days of confrontation between miners and police officers.

Orgreave Coking Plant closed in 1990.[1] In the 1990s a large area of the parish formed part of a site used for opencast mining by UK Coal; production ended in 2005 when the site ran out of coal. The site is now known as Waverley and is to be redeveloped in the next 20 years. The first major planning application, which includes the construction of 4,000 homes, was submitted in August 2008 by Harworth Estates.[1]

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