Brotherton

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Brotherton
Brotherton is located in North Yorkshire
Brotherton
Brotherton
 Brotherton shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE481259
   – London 160 mi (260 km)  SSE
Civil parish Brotherton
District Selby
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KNOTTINGLEY
Postcode district WF11
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 53°43′39″N 1°16′17″W / 53.72742°N 1.27151°W / 53.72742; -1.27151

Brotherton is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. The village is on a border with the City of Wakefield and West Yorkshire (here formed by the River Aire).

Church of St Edward the Confessor

Brotherton was Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. The village was on the A1 road 2 miles (3 km) north of Knottingley, before the road was relocated. It is now on the A162, north of Ferrybridge, south of Fairburn. Brotherton is often mistaken as being in West Yorkshire; it is a North Yorkshire village.

According to the 2001 census Brotherton civil parish had a population of 672.[citation needed]

Brotherton is the birthplace of Thomas of Brotherton, Earl of Norfolk, son of King Edward I and Margaret of France.[citation needed] Notable Brotherton residents include Ken Wharton (b 1950), a writer of Military History books, who lived in the village between 2005 and 2009.[citation needed]

Brotherton Church of England parish church, dedicated to Edward the Confessor, is in the Diocese of Wakefield.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Brotherton at Wikimedia Commons