Brinsworth is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, in South Yorkshire, England. It is situated close to the River Rother between Rotherham (to the north-east) and Sheffield (to the south-west). At the time of the 2001 census it had a population of 8,950, reducing to 8,789 at the 2011 Census.[1]

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Duncan Street
Brinsworth is located in South Yorkshire
Location within South Yorkshire
Population8,789 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK425897
• London140 mi (230 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Brinsworth
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtS60
Dialling code01709
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament


Brinsworth is located about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the site of a Roman fort at Templeborough. Remains thought to be part of the Roman road called Icknield Street, which passed the fort, were discovered on White Hill in 1948, between Brinsworth and Canklow.[2] Other Roman remains found on White Hill by a team led by Dorothy Greene, Keeper of Roman Antiquities at Rotherham's Clifton Park Museum, included nine roads in a grid 926 ft by 490 ft at grid reference SK420905.[3] In addition, walls of buildings were traced including what may have been a temple platform,[2] and pottery dating from the late 2nd and 3rd centuries was found.[3]

This area has been suggested by Michael Wood (historian) as one of the possible locations for the Battle of Brunanburh, which took place in 937, although he also strongly believes it to be near Burghwallis, outside of Doncaster.[4] The earliest known written reference to Brinsworth appears in the 1086 Domesday Book, where it is referred to as "Brynesford", a name thought to mean 'Bryni's ford'.[5] At this time the land was mostly 'waste', having been decimated in the 'Harrying of the North' that took place following the Norman conquest, and it was divided between Roger de Busli and William de Percy.

The village grew in the 19th century as coal mines were sunk in the surrounding area, and by 1891 the population was 1,656.[6] New housing estates were built around Brinsworth in the 1950s, increasing the population to its current level.

Notable buildings

Brinsworth has three primary schools: Brinsworth Howarth, situated next to Catcliffe on Whitehill lane; Brinsworth Whitehill, at the very highest point of Brinsworth at its centre; and Brinsworth Manor, the largest, located in the middle of the old village. The village secondary school is Brinsworth Comprehensive.

The Church of England parish church is St Andrew and is joined with St Mary at Catcliffe.

Local public houses are the Fairways Hotel, Phoenix Sports and Social Club, the Three Magpies, the Yorkshire Terrier and the Waverley. Two recently closed pubs were the Atlas and the Sidings. The Sidings re-opened as a free house in December 2010, and closed again in April 2014.

References and notes

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b Wood, Michael (2001). "Chapter 11. Tinsley Wood". In Search of England: Journeys into the English Past. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 212–213. ISBN 0-520-23218-6.
  3. ^ a b "Roman Britain in 1948: I. Sites Explored". The Journal of Roman Studies. 39: 101. 1949.
  4. ^ de Bruxelles, Simon (21 November 2017). "By 'eck! Engand's destiny was decided at a Doncaster lay-by". The Times (72386). p. 3. ISSN 0140-0460.
  5. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (4 ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 66. ISBN 0-19-869103-3.
  6. ^ "History of Brinsworth". Brinsworth Parish Council. Retrieved 25 March 2007.

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2010 Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council election

The 2010 Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Rotherham Council in South Yorkshire, England as part of the 2010 United Kingdom local elections. One third of the council was up for election.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Labour 50

Conservative 10


Others 2

2012 Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council election

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2015 Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council election

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Brinsworth Academy

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Brinsworth House

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Paul Goodison

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In March 2005, he was ranked 2nd in the world in the Laser, behind Robert Scheidt of Brazil, and ahead of Michael Blackburn of Australia and Mark Mendelblatt of the United States.He won the gold medal in the Men's Laser class at the 2008 Summer Olympics. In 2009 he won the Laser World Championships, in Halifax, Canada. He also competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, finishing 4th, and the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing 7th.In 2016, Goodison won the Moth World Championship in Hayama, Japan and in 2017 won the title a second time in Malcesine, Italy (Lake Garda). In 2018 he won the title third time back to back.

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Royal Command Performance

A Royal Command Performance in the United Kingdom is any performance by actors or musicians that occurs at the direction or request of a reigning monarch.

Although English monarchs have long sponsored their own theatrical companies and commissioned theatrical performances, the first Royal Command Performance to bear that name was staged at Windsor Castle in 1848 by order of Queen Victoria. From then on, command performances were frequently staged, often calling upon the leading actors from the London theatres, until the death of Prince Albert in 1861. There were no further command performances until they recommenced in 1881. These included plays, revues, comic operas and other musical theatre. King Edward VII called for several performances per year.

In 1911 a Great 'Gala' performance was given by the theatrical profession at His Majesty's Theatre in London in celebration of the coronation of King George V.

In 1912, King George V and Queen Mary attended an all-star Royal Command Performance at London's Palace Theatre in aid of the Variety Artistes' Benevolent Fund, now the Royal Variety Charity.This was followed in 1919 by the first to be named the Royal Variety Performance. The reason for the name change followed desire from Buckingham Palace that the show should 'clearly reflect all areas of show business popular amongst the masses of the time'. Hence, a variety of entertainment, including music (of all genres), comedy, dance, music-hall and speciality acts - rather than for it be incorrectly perceived as one reflecting the Royal Family's own specific choice of artistes.King George V became patron of the Royal Variety Charity in 1921 and decreed that the monarch or a senior member of the British Royal family would attend an annual event in aid of the Royal Variety Charity and its care home for elderly entertainers, Brinsworth House, once a year thereafter. This tradition and fundraising event for the Royal Variety Charity, continues to the present day, with the Royal Variety Performance now attracting over 150 million worldwide television viewers, making it the longest running and most successful entertainment show in the world.

Royal Variety Charity

The Royal Variety Charity is a British charity based in Twickenham, Middlesex, England. It is dedicated to giving support to those who have professionally served the entertainment industry and find themselves sick, impoverished or elderly.

The charity is believed to be one of the few charities in the UK that has an unbroken line of patronage from the reigning monarch since George V in the early twentieth century. Queen Elizabeth II is the current sole life-patron of the charity.Established in 1908, the charity was originally called the Variety Artistes' Benevolent Fund, and then in 1971 the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund and then in June 2015, was officially awarded the title and name of the Royal Variety Charity.The charity provides residential and nursing care for eldely entertainers at its own care home, Brinsworth House in Twickenham and also provides a nationwide grant scheme for those living in their own homes, of any age, living anywhere in the UK.


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