Brampton Bierlow

Coordinates: 53°30′31″N 1°22′24″W / 53.508744°N 1.373417°W / 53.508744; -1.373417
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Brampton Bierlow
Brampton Bierlow is located in South Yorkshire
Brampton Bierlow
Brampton Bierlow
Location within South Yorkshire
Population4,610 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE415015
• London150 mi (240 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Brampton Bierlow
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRotherham
Postcode districtS63
Post townBarnsley
Postcode districtS73
Dialling code01709
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
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,[2] increasing to 4,610 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Historic significance[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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 (in 1932) because of the instability in Chile at the time. George represented Chile at the 1950 FIFA World Cup.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Brampton Bierlow Parish (E04012110)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Brampton Bierlow Parish (00CF003)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  3. ^ Strike: 358 Days that Shook the Nation. London: Sunday Times. 1985. pp. 206–207. ISBN 0-340-38445-X.
  4. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (1997). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Eighties Music. Virgin. p. 308. ISBN 9780753501597. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  5. ^ "England Match No. 256 - Chile - 25 June 1950 - Match Summary and Report". England Football Online. Retrieved 27 November 2015.

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