Brampton Bierlow

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Brampton Bierlow
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Brampton Bierlow is located in South Yorkshire
Brampton Bierlow
Brampton Bierlow
Brampton Bierlow shown within South Yorkshire
Population 4,610 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SE415015
• London 150 mi (240 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Brampton Bierlow
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
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
UK Parliament
List of places
YorkshireCoordinates: 53°30′31″N 1°22′24″W / 53.508744°N 1.373417°W / 53.508744; -1.373417

Brampton Bierlow, often known as Brampton, is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the south side of the Dearne Valley, between Barnsley and Rotherham.

According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 3,658, increasing to 4,610 at the 2011 Census.[1] The parish was within the historic county boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Brampton Bierlow is a former mining village, with employment primarily related to the coal industry; the economy declined after the closure of mines in the 1980s, which was, in part, sparked by the announcement of the closure of Cortonwood Colliery in the village.[citation needed] Despite some economic recovery, Brampton was, at one point,[when?] declared one of the poorest areas in the European Union (before the 2004 expansion[further explanation needed]).

Recently,[when?] the economy of the area has improved, as investment has been put into infrastructure and developing light industry and service industries in the area.[citation needed]

Steve Rothery, guitarist of the band Marillion, was born in Brampton.[citation needed] Footballers George Robledo and Ted Robledo, both of whom played football for Newcastle United, grew up in the village: they were born in Chile but moved to Brampton (their mother's home) as children because of war.[which?] George represented Chile at the 1950 FIFA World Cup.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 

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