- Bolton on Dearne
infobox UK place
official_name=Bolton upon Dearne
region=Yorkshire and the Humber
Bolton upon Dearne is a small
villagein South Yorkshire, Englandin the part of the Dearne valley through which the River Dearnepasses. It is approximately seven miles east of Barnsley, ten miles west of Doncasterand eight miles north of Rotherham.
Bolton upon Dearne was an ancient parish, part of the historic West Riding of
Yorkshire. It was Recorded in the Domesday Bookas being under the Manor of Bolton-upon-Dearne with Goldthorpe which was once owned by Roger de Busli.
In the early 18th century
Barnsley AttorneyWilliam Henry Marsden Esquireof nearby Burntwood Hallbought the Lord of the Manor of Bolton on Dearne with Goldthorpefor £10,000 together with over a 1000 acres (4 km²) of land. Bolton upon Dearne along with Goldthorpe is recorded in the 1761-1767 InclosureAwards. The Marsden family continued to hold the Manor until 1815.
It became part of
Doncaster Rural Districtunder the Local Government Act 1894until 1899, when it became a separate urban district in its own right. Bolton upon Dearne urban district was abolished in 1937 under a County Review Order, becoming part of a large Dearneurban district, along with Thurnscoeand part of Barnburghparish.
It is served by
Bolton-on-Dearne railway station.
There are three primary schools in the village, Lacewood Primary and Infant school with an attached Nursery, Carrfield School and Heather Garth Primary School. The main secondary school in the area is
The Dearne High Schoolwhich caters for around 1,300 pupils aged 11-16 years.
The Church of
St. Andrew the Apostle( Church of England) is situated on the corner of High Street and Angel Street. It is probably an early 14th century church with alterations throughout the centuries. The current Priest in Charge is Revd David Stafford. There is an active Methodist Churchon Furlong Road which was founded in 1832. There was formerly a Roman Catholicchurch on Station Road, but this closed in the late 1980s, and is now (2007) an electrical goods shop.
* [http://www.genuki.org.uk:8080/big/eng/YKS/WRY/Boltonupondearne/InclosureAwards/ The Inclosure Awards of 1761-67 for Bolton on Dearne with Goldthorpe] .
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