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Worsbrough
Worsbrough (South Yorkshire)
Worsbrough

Worsbrough shown within South Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE3406
Metropolitan borough Barnsley
Metropolitan county South Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BARNSLEY
Postcode district S70
Dialling code 01226
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
European Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Barnsley West and Penistone
List of places: UKEnglandYorkshire

Coordinates: 53°31'N 1°28'W? / ?53.52, -1.47

Worsbrough is an area about two miles south of Barnsley in the metropolitan borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.

Worsbrough includes Worsbrough Bridge, Worsbrough Common, Worsbrough Dale, Worsbrough Village and Ward Green.

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[edit] History

Worsbrough dates back to the 7th century and is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086.

In Wircesburg Gerneber and Haldene had five carucates of land and a half to be taxed where there may be four ploughs. Gamel and Chetelber now have it of Ilbert, themselves two ploughs, and four bordars, and one mill pays two shillings. Wood pasture half a mile long and half a mile broad. Value in King Edward's time four pounds, now thirty shillings.

(Domesday Survey 1068)

[edit] Landmarks

Notable landmarks of Worsbrough include Wigfield Farm, Worsbrough Mill and Worsbrough Reservoir, which are in Worsbrough Country Park. The River Dove flows through Worsbrough before joining the River Dearne. There is also a canal which was a branch off the Dearne and Dove Canal.

[edit] Worship

Churches in Worsbrough include St. Mary's Church in Worsbrough Village and St. Thomas and St. James' Church and Worsbrough Community Church in Worsbrough Dale.

[edit] Education

The Barnsley Academy formerly The Elmhirst School, provides secondary education to the area. Primary schools include Worsbrough Common Primary School, Ward Green Primary School, The Edmunds Primary School, Worsbrough Bank End Primary School and Worsbrough St Mary's CofE Primary School.

[edit] Sport and Recreation

Worsbrough Bridge Miners Welfare F.C. are based in Worsbrough, next to the River Dove and currently play in the Northern Counties East Football League. The Trans Pennine Trail runs through Worsbrough along the path of a disused railway line. Outdoor bowls can be played at High Street Bowling Club in Worsbrough Dale and Kendal Vale Bowling Club in Worsbrough Bridge.

[edit] Arts

The Worsbrough Mystery Plays are held at St. Mary's Church. Worsbrough Brass are local brass band.

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