Aughton, South Yorkshire

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Aughton
Entering Aughton on West Lane - geograph.org.uk - 1115763.jpg
Entering Aughton on West Lane
Aughton is located in South Yorkshire
Aughton
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Aughton shown within South Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSK4586
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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
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EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
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53°22′N 1°19′W / 53.36°N 01.32°W / 53.36; -01.32Coordinates: 53°22′N 1°19′W / 53.36°N 01.32°W / 53.36; -01.32

Aughton is a village near Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England. Located in the civil parish of Aston cum Aughton, 4 miles (6 km) south of Rotherham. The village setting is rural, being surrounded by fields. The nearest settlements are Guilthwaite in the north, Ulley in the east, Aston in the southeast, Swallownest in the south, and Treeton in the northwest. Major roads are A618 running north-south and B6067 running northwest-southeast which cross in the northern part of the village and share a common alignment along the northern 300 yards (270 m) of Main Street.

Aughton was mentioned 1066 in the Domesday Book as belonging to three Anglo-Saxon lords, by 1086 it had passed to Richard of Sourdeval whose tenant-in-chief was Count Robert of Mortain.[1]

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