Mapplewell

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Mapplewell
Mapplewell village
Main junction at Mapplewell village
Mapplewell is located in South Yorkshire
Mapplewell
Mapplewell
 Mapplewell shown within South Yorkshire
Metropolitan borough Barnsley
Metropolitan county South Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BARNSLEY
Postcode district S75
Dialling code 01226
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Barnsley Central
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Coordinates: 53°35′10″N 1°30′07″W / 53.586°N 1.502°W / 53.586; -1.502

Mapplewell is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, England. Formerly part of the now defunct Barnsley West and Penistone borough constituency, following the Boundary Commission for England's report on South Yorkshire's Parliamentary constituencies in 2004 and the subsequent inquiry in 2005, it is now part of the Barnsley Central borough constituency.

History[edit]

Mapplewell began life as a hamlet, as it grew in size it began to merge with neighbouring hamlet, Staincross and ever since the histories of the villages have been linked together. As in Staincross, nail making was an important industry in Mapplewell in the 17th century. However by the late 19th century mining was the predominant source of employment, after the sinking of a deep mine in North Gawber. In 1761, John Wesley preached in Mapplewell, at a time when villagers had to go to the church in neighbouring Darton to worship. After Wesley's visit, many chapels were built in the village, of which only a few remain.[1]

Geography[edit]

Mapplewell lies around three miles north of Barnsley, situated at approximately 53°35′11″N 1°30′9″W / 53.58639°N 1.50250°W / 53.58639; -1.50250 and at an elevation of around 100 metres above sea level.

Sport[edit]

The village was represented in the FA Cup by Mapplewell & Staincross Athletic F.C.

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