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Parish in the County of West Riding of Yorkshire


In the parish of Rotherham the townships of Brinsworth, Dalton and Catcliffe remain separate civil parishes. Rotherham had already absorbed the older townships of Aldwarke (180infra ), which was formerly in Ecclesfield parish, and Kimberworth (186infra ), which also included Masbrough and Thorpe Hesley. The present county borough includes all these townships together with the greater part of Greasbrough (181infra ), and part of Whiston (167supra ). Canklow, which is now in Brinsworth (178infra ), and Herringthorpe, later in Rotherham, were originally in Whiston. Tinsley township is now in the City of Sheffield.

Major Settlements

Other places in this Parish

Other OS name