Place:Worsbrough, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesWorsbrough-Dalesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeUrban district
Coordinates53.517°N 1.483°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoBarnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcounty borough of which it became part in 1938
Barnsley (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Worsbrough is an area about two miles south of Barnsley in the metropolitan borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. Worsbrough is historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Worsbrough was an urban district from 1894 until 1938 when it was merged into Barnsely County Borough.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides a description from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72):

"WORSBROUGH, a township, two chapelries, and a sub-district, in Barnsley district, {West Riding of] Yorkshire. The township lies on the South Yorkshire railway and on a branch of the Dearne and Dove canal, 2½ miles S by E of Barnsley; is in Darfield parish; contains [Worsbrough], [Worsbrough-Dale], [Worsbrough]-Common, and Blacker villages and seven hamlets; and has a [railway] station at Birdwell, and post-offices of Worsbrough-Dale and Worsbrough-Bridge under Barnsley. Acres: 3,594. Real property, £31,760; of which £19,480 are in mines, and £25 in quarries. Population in 1851: 4,277; in 1861: 5,381. Houses: 1,076. The property is subdivided. [Worsbrough] manor belongs to F. W. Wentworth, Esq.; and Darley manor, to J. Jeffcock, Esq. [Worsbrough] Hall, Darley Hall, Ouselthwaite, and Round Green are chief residences. There are extensive collieries, iron-works, chemical works, glass-works, gunpowder-mills, paper-mills, and corn mills."

By 1961 the population was over 14,000. (source: A Vision of Britain through Time)


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Worsbrough civil parish includes Worsbrough Bridge, Worsbrough Common, Worsbrough Dale, Worsbrough Village and Ward Green. The River Dove flows east-west through Worsbrough and the reservoir before joining the River Dearne and the area is built on its valley. The A61 traverses this large valley, south of Barnsley, before passing through Birdwell to junction 36 of the M1. A railway line passed along the valley as well, which is now the Trans-Pennine Trail for hikers. The railway joined the Huddersfield-Barnsley Line at Silkstone Common to the west and across to Wombwell, a mile to the east, where it met the former Doncaster - Barnsley Line, which is also now part of the Trans-Pennine Trail.

The B6100 meets the A61 in the centre of Worsbrough, and meets the A635 to the east at Ardsley. At Worsbrough Bridge, is a Pegasus crossing for horses across the A61 (photograph in Wikipedia) for the Trans Pennine Trail.

The entire area is covered by the Worsbrough ward of Barnsley council, but the ward does not include Birdwell.

Historically it was in the ecclesiastical parish of Darfield in the wapentake of Staincross.

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