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Rotherham, Rotherham

Rotherham is a town in Greater Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, which together with its surrounding settlements form the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, with an estimated population of 257,700 in 2011. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies on the River Don, at its confluence with the River Rother, between Sheffield and Doncaster. Rotherham is 6 miles from Sheffield City Centre and forms part of the Sheffield urban area.
Administrative CountyRotherham
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSK4392
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01909
Population117,262 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Rotherham, Rotherham has been known in the past

Rotheram ~ Rothram

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

Rotherham, mun. bor. and market town, par., and township, S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Rother at its influx to the Don, 6 miles NE. of Sheffield by rail - par., 13,585 ac., pop. 38,997; township, 1271 ac., pop. 16,257; bor., 5995 ac., pop. 34,782; 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-days, Monday and Friday. Rotherham, which is practically by its nearness to Sheffield a suburb of that great town, has extensive iron and chemical works, mfrs. of glass, soap, starch, and ropes, and exports of coal and lime. The fine parish church is of the time of Edward IV., or earlier. A 5-arched bridge over the Don, with an ancient chapel built on the central pier, connects Rotherham proper with Masborough, the seat of the celebrated ironworks where the Southwark, Sunderland, and other bridges were cast. The Independent College is at Masborough, which was the birthplace of Ebenezer Elliott (1781-1849), the Corn Law rhymer. Rotherham was made a municipal borough in 1871.

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