Little Houghton, South Yorkshire

Little Houghton is a hamlet and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. At the 2001 census it had a population of 618,[1] increasing to 659 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Little Houghton
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Dearne Valley Sunrise Sun rising over Little Houghton and the golf course.
Little Houghton is located in South Yorkshire
Little Houghton
Little Houghton
Location within South Yorkshire
Population659 (2011)
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic county
Post townBarnsley
Postcode districtS72
Dialling code01226
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
53°33′N 1°22′W / 53.550°N 1.367°W / 53.550; -1.367Coordinates: 53°33′N 1°22′W / 53.550°N 1.367°W / 53.550; -1.367

Access to the hamlet of Little Houghton is gained by travelling along Middlecliff Lane through the village of Middlecliffe. The larger village is made up of mainly council and ex-council houses.

Little Houghton was previously the site of two large coal mines. Houghton Main was a deep shaft mine and Dearne Valley a drift mine. Both mines are now closed and their sites have been landscaped, which has been partly funded by money from the European Union. Before the coal mines, the village was involved in agriculture and there were a number of farms in the village with associated cottages. Only two of the old farm buildings remain, but some have recently been converted into housing.

The two settlements come under Little Houghton Parish Council.[3]


In September 2006, Houghton Main, the local village cricket team won the Village Cup Final, held at Lord's Cricket Ground.[4]


  1. ^ "Census 2001". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 22 December 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  3. ^ "LITTLE HOUGHTON PARISH COUNCIL". Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008.
  4. ^ Cricinfo - Houghton Main take village title

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