Brierley (Pronounced as "bry"-"early") is a town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England), close to the border with West Yorkshire. It lies to the south-west of Hemsworth, off the A628 road, and is located at approximately 53° 35' 40" North, 1° 23' West, at an elevation of around 100 metres above sea level. At the 2001 census it had a population of 5,973.
The civil parish of Brierley contains the large pit village of Grimethorpe.
Coordinates: 53°35′40″N 1°23′00″W / 53.59444°N 1.38333°W