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,[1] increasing slightly to 1,071 at the 2011 Census.[2]

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
Population1,070 (2011)
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
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2001 UK Census".
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  3. ^ Hey, David; Medieval South Yorkshire, Landmark Publishing Ltd (2003) ISBN 1843060809[page needed]

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