Brampton Bierlow shown within South Yorkshire
|Population||3,658 (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||150 mi (240 km) SSE|
|Civil parish||Brampton Bierlow|
|Metropolitan county||South Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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.
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. 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]).
Steve Rothery, guitarist of the band Marillion, was born in Brampton. 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.
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