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BROTHERTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"BROTHERTON, a parish in the lower division of the wapentake of Barkstone Ash, in the West Riding of the county of York, 3 miles to the N.E. of Pontefract. It is situated on the banks of the river Aire, not far from the Midland railway, and contains the townships of Brotherton, Byrome with Poole, and Sutton. Good limestone is abundant in the district. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of York, of the value of £192, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of York. The church is dedicated to St. Edward the Confessor. The Wesleyans have a chapel here, and there are some charities of small value, including a bequest for a school. This place gave the surname De Brotherton to Thomas Plantagenet, son of Edward I., afterwards created Earl of Norfolk. He was born on the 1st June, 1300, his mother, Queen Margaret, being here at the time with a hunting party."


"BYROME, a township united with Poole, in the parish of Brotherton, wapentake of Barkstone Ash, in the West Riding of the county of York, 4 miles to the N.E. of Pontefract. It is situated on the banks of the river Aire, not far from the Great Northern railway. The chief residence is Byrome Hall, the seat of Sir J. W. Ramsden, Bart."


"POOL, a township in the parish of Brotherton, and partly within the liberty of St. Peter's, West Riding county York, 4 miles N.E. of Pontefract, and 1½ mile N.E. of Ferrybridge. It is joined to Byrome, and includes the park."


"SUTTON, a township in the parish of Brotherton, lower division of Barkstone Ash wapentake, West Riding county York, 3 miles N.E. of Pontefract."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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