Bolton upon Dearne

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Bolton upon Dearne
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The Church of St Andrew the Apostle
Bolton upon Dearne is located in South Yorkshire
Bolton upon Dearne
Bolton upon Dearne
 Bolton upon Dearne shown within South Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE455027
   – London 150 mi (240 km)  SSE
Metropolitan borough Barnsley
Metropolitan county South Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Rotherham
Postcode district S63
Dialling code 01709
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Coordinates: 53°31′11″N 1°18′53″W / 53.5197°N 1.31482°W / 53.5197; -1.31482

Bolton upon Dearne is a small village in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, in the part of the Dearne Valley through which the River Dearne passes. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is approximately 7 miles (11 km) east of Barnsley, 10 miles (16 km) west of Doncaster and 8 miles (13 km) north of Rotherham.

Bolton upon Dearne was an ancient parish. It was recorded in the Domesday Book as being under the Manor of Bolton-upon-Dearne with Goldthorpe, which was once owned by Roger de Busli.[1]

In the early 18th century Barnsley attorney William Henry Marsden Esquire of nearby Burntwood Hall bought the Lord of the Manor of Bolton on Dearne with Goldthorpe for £10,000 together with over 1,000 acres (4 km²) of land. Bolton upon Dearne along with Goldthorpe is recorded in the 1761–1767 Inclosure Awards. The Marsden family continued to hold the Manor until 1815.

It became part of Doncaster Rural District under the Local Government Act 1894 until 1899, when it became a separate urban district in its own right. Bolton upon Dearne Urban District was abolished in 1937 under a County Review Order, becoming part of a large Dearne Urban District, along with Thurnscoe and part of Barnburgh parish. At the 2011 Census the village had become part of the Dearne South Ward of the Barnsley Metropolitan Council.

The village is served by Bolton-on-Dearne railway station.

There are three primary schools in the village: Lacewood Primary and Infant School with an attached nursery, Carrfield School and Heather Garth Primary School. The main secondary school in the area is Dearne Advanced Learning Centre,[2] which caters for around 1,200 pupils aged 11 to 16 years.

The Church of St Andrew the Apostle (Church of England) is situated on the corner of High Street and Angel Street. It is an 10th-century church with alterations made throughout the centuries. There is a Methodist Church on Furlong Road which was founded in 1832.[3] There was formerly a Roman Catholic church on Station Road, but this closed in the late 1980s, and in 2007 became an electrical goods shop.

Sport[edit]

Three football teams from the village have competed in the FA Cup: Bolton Athletic,[4]Bolton United[5] and Dearne F.C.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirkby, John (1284). The Survey of the County of York, Taken by John de Kirkby, Commonly Called Kirkby's Inquest. p. 10. 
  2. ^ Vessey, Alex (20 January 2011). "Happy New Year... happy new school!". South Yorkshire Times. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Abson, Fred (1986). A history of Furlong Road Methodist church, Bolton-upon-Dearne. 
  4. ^ "Bolton Athletic: FA Cup statistics". WildStat.com. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Bolton United: FA Cup statistics". Wildstat.com. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Dearne FC: FA Cup Statistics". Wildstat.com. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 

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