Braithwell

Braithwell is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It is about 1 mile (1.6 km) north from Maltby and 3 miles (5 km) south-east from Conisbrough. According to the 2001 Census the civil parish had a population of 1,056,[2] increasing slightly to 1,060 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Braithwell
St.James' church, Braithwell - geograph.org.uk - 84025.jpg
Church of St James, Braithwell
Braithwell is located in South Yorkshire
Braithwell
Braithwell
Location within South Yorkshire
Population1,060 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSK531946
• London140 mi (230 km) S
Civil parish
  • Braithwell
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townROTHERHAM
Postcode districtS66
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°26′46″N 1°12′06″W / 53.4460°N 1.20179°W / 53.4460; -1.20179Coordinates: 53°26′46″N 1°12′06″W / 53.4460°N 1.20179°W / 53.4460; -1.20179

In 1289, the village obtained a Royal Charter entitling it to hold a weekly Tuesday market and an annual eight-day fair – an unusually long duration. These were long discontinued by a survey of 1652, but a cross shaft survives with an inscription in Norman French which translates as "Jesus, son of Mary, think upon the brother of our king, I beseech you".[3]

The Church of St James in the village is a Grade II* listed building.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Braithwell Parish (E04000066)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Braithwell Parish (00CE010)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  3. ^ Hey, David (2003). Medieval South Yorkshire. Landmark Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1843060809.[page needed]
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St James (1286514)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 February 2020.

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