Place:Brotherton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBrotherton
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.727°N 1.272°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoSelby Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
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Brotherton is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. The village is on a border with the City of Wakefield and West Yorkshire (here formed by the River Aire).

Brotherton was historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. The village was on the A1 road north of Knottingley, before the road was relocated. It is now on the A162, north of Ferrybridge, south of Fairburn. Brotherton is often mistaken as being in West Yorkshire; it is a North Yorkshire village.

According to the 2001 census Brotherton civil parish had a population of 672, rising to 728 at the 2011 Census.

Brotherton is the birthplace of Thomas of Brotherton, Earl of Norfolk, son of King Edward I and Margaret of France. Notable Brotherton residents include Ken Wharton (b 1950), a writer of Military History books, who lived in the village between 2005 and 2009.

Brotherton Church of England parish church, dedicated to Edward the Confessor, is in the Diocese of Wakefield.

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