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Ingbirchworth is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. It is in the civil parish of Gunthwaite and Ingbirchworth and on the boundary of Kirklees in West Yorkshire. At the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 400,[1] increasing to 460 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Ingbirchworth Reservoir
The Fountain public house

The village is notable for its reservoir, the eldest of the three situated in the area (the others being Royd Moor and Scout Dike). During extreme droughts in the summer the reservoir has been known to dry out to the extent that the old bridge over the original stream, Summer Ford Bridge, can be seen. Development is mostly laid out along two lines: older houses and farms along the former turnpike of Huddersfield Road (the A629) and newer housing estates along Wellthorne Lane. It currently has one pub, The Fountain Inn on Wellthorne Lane, a hotel with restaurant and bar (though this is closed for refurbishment). There was formerly a village shop, also on Wellthorne Lane, which closed in 2016. There is an agricultural supplies and hardware shop on the edge of the village on Huddersfield Road.

The Grange is the oldest extant building in the village, dating to 1624, which is now self-catering accommodation.[3]

Ingbirchworth used to have a Methodist church, which was sold in 2014 and has now been converted to housing. A former pub, The Rose And Crown, was closed and demolished in recent years, and new houses have been built on the site. On 6 November 2015, a newly commissioned war memorial was dedicated on a site on Wellthorne Avenue.[4] This is the first permanent memorial of its type in the village.


  1. ^ Census 2001
  2. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Gunthwaite and Ingbirchworth Parish (1170210858)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
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External links[edit]

Media related to Ingbirchworth at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°33′N 1°40′W / 53.550°N 1.667°W / 53.550; -1.667