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Brotherton is located in North Yorkshire
Brotherton shown within North Yorkshire
Population728 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE481259
• London160 mi (260 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Brotherton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtWF11
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°43′39″N 1°16′17″W / 53.72742°N 1.27151°W / 53.72742; -1.27151Coordinates: 53°43′39″N 1°16′17″W / 53.72742°N 1.27151°W / 53.72742; -1.27151

Brotherton is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. The village is on a border with the City of Wakefield and West Yorkshire (here formed by the River Aire).

Brotherton was historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. The village was on the A1 road 2 miles (3 km) north of Knottingley, before the road was relocated. It is now on the A162, north of Ferrybridge, south of Fairburn. Brotherton is often mistaken as being in West Yorkshire; it is a North Yorkshire village.

According to the 2001 census Brotherton civil parish had a population of 672, rising to 728 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Brotherton is the birthplace of Thomas of Brotherton, Earl of Norfolk, son of King Edward I and Margaret of France.[2] Notable Brotherton residents include Ken Wharton (b 1950), a writer of Military History books, who lived in the village between 2005 and 2009.[citation needed]

Brotherton Church of England parish church, dedicated to Edward the Confessor, is in the Diocese of Wakefield.


Brotherton is part of Fairburn with Brotherton electoral ward. The total population of this ward as measured at the 2011 Census was 3,538.[3]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Brotherton Parish (1170217386)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ Baines, Edward (1822). History, Directory & Gazetteer, of the County of York, Volume 1. Leeds: Edward Baines at the Leeds Mercury office. p. 274. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  3. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Fairburn with Brotherton 2011 Census Ward (1237325200)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 March 2018.

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