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Darton, Barnsley

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Darton, Barnsley

Darton is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, on the border with West Yorkshire. According to the 2001 UK census, it has a population of approximately 14,927. Formerly part of the now defunct Barnsley West and Penistone borough constituency, following the Boundary Commission for England's report on South Yorkshire's Parliamentary constituencies in 2004 and the subsequent inquiry in 2005, it is now part of the Barnsley Central borough constituency.
Administrative CountyBarnsley
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE3210
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01226

Other names by which Darton, Barnsley has been known in the past

Dertone ~ Dertune ~ Dertun

Darton, Barnsley in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Darton, par., township, and vil. with ry. sta., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Dearne, 3 miles NW. of Barnsley -- par., 4358 ac., pop. 6014; township, 1378 ac., pop. 2960; P.O.; has coal mines; contains the hamlet of Darton Lane Head.

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