Great Houghton, South Yorkshire

Great Houghton is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England), on the border with West Yorkshire. It lies to the west of Thurnscoe, on the B6411 road, and is located at approximately 53° 33' 20" north, 1° 21' west, at an elevation of around 60 m above sea level. At the 2001 census it had a population of 2,261,[1] increasing to 2,475 at the 2011 census.[2]

Great Houghton
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Great Houghton Methodist Church
Great Houghton is located in South Yorkshire
Great Houghton
Great Houghton
Location within South Yorkshire
Population2,475 (2011)
OS grid referenceSE432065
Civil parish
  • Great Houghton
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtS72
Dialling code01226
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
53°33′N 1°21′W / 53.55°N 1.35°W / 53.55; -1.35Coordinates: 53°33′N 1°21′W / 53.55°N 1.35°W / 53.55; -1.35

Great Houghton is a former mining village and its mines were served by the railway, which has since gone, but remains are still visible.

The village has a primary school called Sandhill. The old school building that stood on the main street was demolished in 2007 and was replaced with a new Private Finance Initiative primary school.

Some parts of Great Houghton were affected by the 2007 summer flooding, which caused extensive damage in neighbouring villages.


  1. ^ "Census 2001". Archived from the original on 22 December 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 March 2016.

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