Greasbrough

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Greasbrough
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Entering Greasbrough from Rotherham
Greasbrough is located in South Yorkshire
Greasbrough
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Greasbrough shown within South Yorkshire
Population2,038 (2001)
OS grid referenceSK4195
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townROTHERHAM
Postcode districtS61
Dialling code01709
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°27′15″N 1°22′30″W / 53.4543°N 1.3749°W / 53.4543; -1.3749Coordinates: 53°27′15″N 1°22′30″W / 53.4543°N 1.3749°W / 53.4543; -1.3749

Greasbrough is a small suburb in Rotherham, in South Yorkshire, England. The suburb falls in the Wingfield Ward of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Greasbrough had its own local council, Greasbrough UDC (Urban District Council), until its absorption into the County Borough of Rotherham in 1936.

St Mary's church

Greasbrough has 2,038 inhabitants and 2,270 acres (9.2 km2) of land belonging to Earl FitzWilliam.[1] It is located two miles (3 km) north of Rotherham. Greasbrough has a gothic-style church called St. Mary's, which was completed in 1828. A schoolroom is built into the rear lower part of the building. There are also Wesleyan and Independent chapels, also with attached schools.[1] There is a main school in Greasbrough named Greasbrough Junior & Infant School, situated on Munsbrough Rise. This also has a nursery in the same building, starting from the age of 3. Greasbrough also has a football team called Greasbrough Youth, with players from ages 6. It is also well known for its Working Men's Club which has been host to many famous acts over the years such as Johnnie Ray, Bob Monkhouse, Matt Monro and Adam Faith.

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