Place:South Yorkshire, England

NameSouth Yorkshire
Alt namesS Yorksource: BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002; UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [web site] (1997-98) accessed 16 Dec 2002
S Yorkshiresource: Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
TypeMetropolitan county
Coordinates53.55°N 1.25°W
Located inEngland     (1974 - )
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoWest Riding of Yorkshire, Englandpart of Yorkshire which contained South Yorkshire prior to 1974
Contained Places
Borough
Barnsley ( 1974 - )
Doncaster ( 1974 - )
Rotherham ( 1974 - )
Sheffield ( 1974 - )
City district
Beighton ( 1974 - )
Millhouses (Barnsley) ( 1974 - )
Sharrow (Sheffield) ( 1974 - )
Wheatley (Doncaster) ( 1974 - )
City quarter
Abbeydale ( 1974 - )
Civil parish
Adwick upon Dearne ( 1974 - )
Anston ( 1974 - )
Ardsley (near Barnsley) ( 1974 - )
Armthorpe ( 1974 - )
Askern ( 1974 - )
Aston-cum-Aughton ( 1974 - )
Auckley ( 1974 - )
Austerfield ( 1974 - )
Balby-with-Hexthorpe ( 1974 - )
Barnburgh ( 1974 - )
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall ( 1974 - )
Barnby Dun ( 1974 - )
Bawtry ( 1974 - )
Bentley with Arksey ( 1974 - )
Bilham ( 1974 - )
Billingley ( 1974 - )
Blaxton ( 1974 - )
Bradfield ( 1974 - )
Braithwell ( 1974 - )
Bramley (near Rotherham) ( 1974 - )
Brampton-Bierlow ( 1974 - )
Brierley ( 1974 - )
Brinsworth ( 1974 - )
Brodsworth ( 1974 - )
Burghwallis ( 1974 - )
Cadeby ( 1974 - )
Cantley ( 1974 - )
Carr House and Elm Field ( 1974 - )
Catcliffe ( 1974 - )
Cawthorne ( 1974 - )
Clayton-with-Frickley ( 1974 - )
Conisbrough ( 1974 - )
Dalton (near Rotherham) ( 1974 - )
Denaby ( 1974 - )
Dinnington St. John's ( 1974 - )
Dinnington ( 1974 - )
Dunford ( 1974 - )
Ecclesfield ( 1974 - )
Edenthorpe ( 1974 - )
Edlington ( 1974 - )
Fenwick ( 1974 - )
Finningley ( 1974 - )
Firbeck ( 1974 - )
Gildingwells ( 1974 - )
Great Houghton ( 1974 - )
Gunthwaite and Ingbirchworth ( 1974 - )
Hampole ( 1974 - )
Harthill ( 1974 - )
Hatfield ( 1974 - )
Hellaby ( 1974 - )
Hickleton ( 1974 - )
High Melton (near Doncaster) ( 1974 - )
Hooton Levett ( 1974 - )
Hooton Pagnell ( 1974 - )
Hooton Roberts ( 1974 - )
Hunshelf ( 1974 - )
Kirk Bramwith ( 1974 - )
Kirk Sandall ( 1974 - )
Langsett ( 1974 - )
Laughton-en-le-Morthen ( 1974 - )
Letwell ( 1974 - )
Little Houghton ( 1974 - )
Loversall ( 1974 - )
Marr ( 1974 - )
Moss ( 1974 - )
Norton (near Doncaster) ( 1974 - )
Orgreave ( 1974 - )
Owston ( 1974 - )
Oxspring ( 1974 - )
Ravenfield ( 1974 - )
Rossington ( 1974 - )
Royston ( 1974 - )
Silkstone ( 1974 - )
Skellow ( 1974 - )
Sprotbrough and Cusworth ( 1974 - )
St. John's with Throapham ( 1974 - )
Stainborough ( 1974 - )
Stainforth (near Doncaster) ( 1974 - )
Stainton (near Tickhill) ( 1974 - )
Stocksbridge ( 1974 - )
Sykehouse ( 1974 - )
Tankersley ( 1974 - )
Thorpe Salvin ( 1974 - )
Thorpe in Balne ( 1974 - )
Thrybergh ( 1974 - )
Thurcroft ( 1974 - )
Thurgoland ( 1974 - )
Thurnscoe ( 1974 - )
Todwick ( 1974 - )
Ulley ( 1974 - )
Wadworth ( 1974 - )
Wales ( 1974 - )
Warmsworth ( 1974 - )
Wheatley (Doncaster) ( 1974 - )
Whiston ( 1974 - )
Wickersley ( 1974 - )
Woodsetts ( 1974 - )
Wortley (near Barnsley) ( 1974 - )
Former parish
Sutton (near Doncaster) ( 1974 - )
Hamlet
Billingley ( 1974 - )
Brampton-en-le-Morthen ( 1974 - )
Clifton (near Conisbrough) ( 1974 - )
Gawber ( 1974 - )
Gilroyd ( 1974 - )
Gunthwaite ( 1974 - )
Holdworth ( 1974 - )
Hoyland Common ( 1974 - )
Long Sandall ( 1974 - )
Midhope ( 1974 - )
Scawsby ( 1974 - )
Stotfold ( 1974 - )
Inhabited place
Adwick le Street ( 1974 - )
Adwick upon Dearne ( 1974 - )
Anston ( 1974 - )
Ardsley (near Barnsley) ( 1974 - )
Armthorpe ( 1974 - )
Askern ( 1974 - )
Aston ( 1974 - )
Aughton (near Rotherham) ( 1974 - )
Austerfield ( 1974 - )
Barnby Dun ( 1974 - )
Barnsley ( 1974 - )
Barugh Green ( 1974 - )
Barugh ( 1974 - )
Bawtry ( 1974 - )
Bentley (near Doncaster) ( 1974 - )
Bessacarr ( 1974 - )
Birdwell ( 1974 - )
Blaxton ( 1974 - )
Bolsterstone ( 1974 - )
Brierley ( 1974 - )
Burghwallis ( 1974 - )
Cadeby ( 1974 - )
Campsall ( 1974 - )
Cantley ( 1974 - )
Carcroft ( 1974 - )
Carlton (near Barnsley) ( 1974 - )
Catcliffe ( 1974 - )
Chapeltown (near Sheffield) ( 1974 - )
Clayton (near Doncaster) ( 1974 - )
Conisbrough ( 1974 - )
Cubley ( 1974 - )
Denaby Main ( 1974 - )
Dinnington ( 1974 - )
Doncaster ( 1974 - )
Dore ( 1974 - )
Dunford Bridge ( 1974 - )
Dungworth ( 1974 - )
Ecclesfield ( 1974 - )
Edenthorpe ( 1974 - )
Edlington ( 1974 - )
Elsecar ( 1974 - )
Fenwick ( 1974 - )
Finningley ( 1974 - )
Firbeck ( 1974 - )
Fishlake ( 1974 - )
Goldthorpe ( 1974 - )
Great Houghton ( 1974 - )
Grimethorpe ( 1974 - )
Hampole ( 1974 - )
Harthill ( 1974 - )
Hatfield ( 1974 - )
Hemingfield ( 1974 - )
Hickleton ( 1974 - )
Higham ( 1974 - )
Highfields (near Doncaster) ( 1974 - )
Hood Green ( 1974 - )
Hooton Roberts ( 1974 - )
Hunshelf ( 1974 - )
Ingbirchworth ( 1974 - )
Jump ( 1974 - )
Kexbrough ( 1974 - )
Kimberworth ( 1974 - )
Kirk Sandall ( 1974 - )
Kiveton Park ( 1974 - )
Little Houghton ( 1974 - )
Loversall ( 1974 - )
Loxley ( 1974 - )
Lundwood ( 1974 - )
Maltby (near Rotherham) ( 1974 - )
Mapplewell ( 1974 - )
Meersbrook ( 1974 - )
Mexborough ( 1974 - )
Millhouse Green ( 1974 - )
Monk Bretton ( 1974 - )
Moorends ( 1974 - )
New Lodge ( 1974 - )
Norton (near Doncaster) ( 1974 - )
Oughtibridge ( 1974 - )
Owston ( 1974 - )
Oxspring ( 1974 - )
Penistone ( 1974 - )
Pickburn ( 1974 - )
Pilley ( 1974 - )
Rawmarsh ( 1974 - )
Rossington ( 1974 - )
Rotherham ( 1974 - )
Sheffield ( 1974 - )
Silkstone Common ( 1974 - )
Silkstone ( 1974 - )
Skellow ( 1974 - )
Sprotbrough and Cusworth ( 1974 - )
Staincross ( 1974 - )
Stainton (near Tickhill) ( 1974 - )
Stairfoot ( 1974 - )
Stocksbridge ( 1974 - )
Sutton (near Doncaster) ( 1974 - )
Swinton (near Rotherham) ( 1974 - )
Thorne ( 1974 - )
Thorpe in Balne ( 1974 - )
Thurlstone ( 1974 - )
Tickhill ( 1974 - )
Treeton ( 1974 - )
Wadworth ( 1974 - )
Wales ( 1974 - )
Warmsworth ( 1974 - )
Wath-upon-Dearne ( 1974 - )
Wentworth ( 1974 - )
West Melton (near Doncaster) ( 1974 - )
Woodlands ( 1974 - )
Wortley (near Barnsley) ( 1974 - )
Parish
Campsall ( 1974 - )
Felkirk ( 1974 - )
Gleadless ( 1974 - )
Wragby ( 1974 - )
Suburb
Athersley ( 1974 - )
Attercliffe ( 1974 - )
Beighton ( 1974 - )
Bessacarr ( 1974 - )
Burngreave ( 1974 - )
Chapeltown (near Sheffield) ( 1974 - )
Crookes ( 1974 - )
Darnall ( 1974 - )
Deepcar ( 1974 - )
Gleadless ( 1974 - )
Greasbrough ( 1974 - )
Grenoside ( 1974 - )
Handsworth ( 1974 - )
Heeley ( 1974 - )
Hillsborough ( 1974 - )
Hood Green ( 1974 - )
Kingstone ( 1974 - )
Loxley ( 1974 - )
Lundwood ( 1974 - )
Mapplewell ( 1974 - )
Meersbrook ( 1974 - )
Midhopestones ( 1974 - )
Millhouses (Sheffield) ( 1974 - )
Monk Bretton ( 1974 - )
Neepsend ( 1974 - )
Netherthorpe ( 1974 - )
Oughtibridge ( 1974 - )
Owlerton ( 1974 - )
Pitsmoor ( 1974 - )
Pogmoor ( 1974 - )
Stannington ( 1974 - )
Swinton (near Rotherham) ( 1974 - )
Tinsley ( 1974 - )
Wadsley ( 1974 - )
Walkley ( 1974 - )
Woodseats ( 1974 - )
Township
Arksey ( 1974 - )
Unitary authority
Barnsley (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Doncaster (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Rotherham (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Sheffield (metropolitan borough) ( - 1974 )
Urban district
Adwick le Street ( 1974 - )
Ardsley (near Barnsley) ( 1974 - )
Balby-with-Hexthorpe ( 1974 - )
Bentley with Arksey ( 1974 - )
Conisbrough ( 1974 - )
Dearne ( 1974 - )
Maltby (near Rotherham) ( 1974 - )
Mexborough ( 1974 - )
Penistone ( 1974 - )
Rawmarsh ( 1974 - )
Royston ( 1974 - )
Stocksbridge ( 1974 - )
Swinton (near Rotherham) ( 1974 - )
Thorne ( 1974 - )
Thurnscoe ( 1974 - )
Tickhill ( 1974 - )
Wath-upon-Dearne ( 1974 - )
Wheatley (Doncaster) ( 1974 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. It has a population of 1.34 million (2011). It consists of four metropolitan boroughs: Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. South Yorkshire was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972.[1]

Lying on the east side of the Pennines, South Yorkshire is landlocked, and borders Derbyshire (to the west and south-west), West Yorkshire (to the north-west), North Yorkshire (to the north), the East Riding of Yorkshire (to the north-east), Lincolnshire (to the east) and Nottinghamshire (to the south-east). The Sheffield Urban Area is the ninth most populous conurbation in the UK, and dominates the western half of South Yorkshire with over half of the county's population living within it.

South Yorkshire County Council was abolished in 1986, and so its districts (the metropolitan boroughs) are now effectively unitary authority areas; however, the metropolitan county, which is some , continues to exist in law and as a geographic frame of reference.[2] As a ceremonial county, South Yorkshire has a Lord Lieutenant and a High Sheriff.

South Yorkshire was created from 32 local government districts of the West Riding of Yorkshire (the administrative county and four independent county boroughs), with small areas from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

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