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Shafton is a civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England, on the border with West Yorkshire. At the 2001 census it had a population of 2,840. The parish contains the villages of Shafton and Shafton Two Gates. Shafton lies to the north of Shafton Two Gates, on the road to Ryhill. It is located at approximately 53° 35' 10" North, 1° 24' West, at an elevation of around 80 metres above sea level. Sceptun in the Domesday Book of 1086 then later in c.
|Traditional County||Yorkshire, West Riding|
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Police Authority||South Yorkshire|
Shafton, Barnsley in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Shafton, township and vil., Felkirk par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 4 miles NE. of Barnsley, 823 ac., pop. 430; P.O.
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