Braithwell

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Braithwell
Braithwell is located in South Yorkshire
Braithwell
Braithwell
 Braithwell shown within South Yorkshire
Population 1,056 
OS grid reference SK531946
   – London 140 mi (230 km)  S
Civil parish Braithwell
Metropolitan borough Doncaster
Metropolitan county South Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROTHERHAM
Postcode district S66
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 53°26′46″N 1°12′06″W / 53.4460°N 1.20179°W / 53.4460; -1.20179

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]

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".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 UK Census". 
  2. ^ Hey, David; Medieval South Yorkshire, Landmark Publishing Ltd (2003) ISBN 1843060809[page needed]

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Braithwell at Wikimedia Commons