Frickley is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England in the civil parish of Clayton with Frickley. It lies close to the border with West Yorkshire.

Frickley
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All Saints' Church, Frickley
Frickley is located in South Yorkshire
Frickley
Frickley
Location within South Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE464082
Civil parish
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDoncaster
Postcode districtDN5
Dialling code01977
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°34′08″N 1°17′56″W / 53.569°N 1.299°W / 53.569; -1.299Coordinates: 53°34′08″N 1°17′56″W / 53.569°N 1.299°W / 53.569; -1.299

Local landmarksEdit

All Saints ChurchEdit

Frickley All Saints Church is situated about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the main village in the middle of a field, accessed by a lane from the road. The reason for this unusual site stems back to plague times, when Frickley village was effectively burnt to the ground[citation needed] and re-sited on the top of the hill following a plague epidemic. The only proof that the village was ever anywhere else is the oddly sited church. Being the only stone building of the time, it was left where it was, and survives to this day as an active place of worship in the Parish of Bilham. The church has some interesting 18th-19th century graves including that for someone "cruelly murdered on the highway between Clayton and Frickley". The church is a small ancient structure, with a tower, in the interior are some cylindrical columns, and between the nave and chancel is a handsome Norman arch.[1] It is a Grade II* listed building.[2]

Frickley CollieryEdit

Frickley Colliery (majoritavely located in the neighbouring town of South Elmsall) was the starting point of the mining strikes of the 1980s[citation needed]. The colliery was closed in 1993, and all that remains now is a grass hill clearly visible from the village as you look towards South Elmsall, which has been landscaped into the large Frickley Country Park.

Frickley HallEdit

The Grade II listed[3] Frickley Hall is a grand house in the village, which is the location of the Frickey Horse Trials events.

SportEdit

The village lends its name to the nearby football team Frickley Athletic and is home to the Frickey Horse Trials.

MusicEdit

Located in neighbouring South Elmsall are the world famous Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Brass Band, a multi award winning traditional brass band, with strong ties to the former colliery.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ From: 'Fremington - Fring', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 263-266. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50972&strquery=frickley. Date accessed: 18 March 2008.
  2. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS (1151647)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  3. ^ Historic England. "FRICKLEY HALL (1151650)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 February 2018.