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South Yorkshire

For similarly named units, see Yorkshire South (disambiguation).

South Yorkshire is a ceremonial and metropolitan county in England. It is the southernmost county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region and had a population of 1.34 million in 2011. It has an area of 1,552 square kilometres (599 sq mi) and consists of four metropolitan boroughs, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. South Yorkshire was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972. Its largest settlement is Sheffield.

South Yorkshire
Coordinates:53°30′N1°20′W /53.500°N 1.333°W /53.500; -1.333Coordinates: 53°30′N1°20′W /53.500°N 1.333°W /53.500; -1.333
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Established1 April 1974
Established byLocal Government Act 1972
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)
• Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)
Members of ParliamentList of MPs
PoliceSouth Yorkshire Police
Ceremonial county
Lord LieutenantAndrew Coombe
High SheriffMrs Carole O'Neill (2020–21)
Area1,552 km2 (599 sq mi)
• Ranked38th of 48
Population (mid-2019 est.)1,402,918
• Ranked10th of 48
Density904/km2 (2,340/sq mi)
Ethnicity90.7% White
3.4% S.Asian
2.0% Black
1.5% Mixed
2.5% Other
Metropolitan county
Government• Type
Combined authority
• Body
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority
Mayor
Dan Jarvis (L)
Joint committeesSouth Yorkshire Joint Secretariat
Admin HQSheffield
ONS code2C
GSS codeE11000003
NUTSUKE3
Websitesouthyorkshire-ca.gov.uk
Districts

Districts of South Yorkshire
Metropolitan districts
Districts
  1. Sheffield
  2. Rotherham
  3. Doncaster
  4. Barnsley
Population density map

Lying on the east side of the Pennines, South Yorkshire is landlocked, and borders Derbyshire to the west and south-west, West Yorkshire to the north-west, North Yorkshire to the north, the East Riding of Yorkshire to the north-east, Lincolnshire to the east and Nottinghamshire to the south-east. The Sheffield Urban Area is the tenth most populous conurbation in the United Kingdom, and dominates the western half of South Yorkshire with over half of the county's population living within it. South Yorkshire lies within the Sheffield City Region with Barnsley also being within the Leeds City Region, reflecting its geographical position midway between Yorkshire's two largest cities.

South Yorkshire County Council was abolished in 1986 and its metropolitan boroughs are now effectively unitary authorities, although the metropolitan county continues to exist in law. As a ceremonial county, South Yorkshire has a Lord Lieutenant and a High Sheriff.

South Yorkshire was created from 32 local government districts of the West Riding of Yorkshire (the administrative county and four independent county boroughs), with small areas from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

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Although the modern county of South Yorkshire was not created until 1974, the history of its constituent settlements and parts goes back centuries. Prehistoric remains include a Mesolithic "house" (a circle of stones in the shape of a hut-base) dating to around 8000 BC, found at Deepcar, in the northern part of Sheffield. Evidence of even earlier inhabitation in the wider region exists about 3 miles (5 km) over the county boundary at Creswell Crags in Derbyshire, where artefacts and rock art found in caves have been dated by archaeologists to the late Upper Palaeolithic period, at least 12,800 years ago. The region was on the frontier of the Roman Empire during the Roman period.

The main settlements of South Yorkshire grew up around the industries of mining and steel manufacturing. The main mining industry was coal which was concentrated to the north and east of the county. There were also iron deposits which were mined in the area. The rivers running off the Pennines to the west of the county supported the steel industry that is concentrated in Sheffield, Stocksbridge and Rotherham. The proximity of the iron and coal also made this an ideal place for steel manufacture.

Although Christian nonconformism was never as strong in South Yorkshire as in the mill towns of West Yorkshire, there are still many Methodist and Baptist churches in the area. Also, South Yorkshire has a relatively high number of followers of spiritualism. It is the only county that counts as a full region in the Spiritualists' National Union.

Redcliffe-Maud Report

Further information: Redcliffe-Maud Report

The Local Government Commission for England presented draft recommendations, in December 1965, proposing a new county—York and North Midlands—roughly centred on the southern part of the West Riding of Yorkshire and northern parts of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The review was abolished in favour of the Royal Commission on Local Government before it was able to issue a final report.

The Royal Commission's 1969 report, known as the Redcliffe-Maud Report, proposed the removal of much of the then existing system of local government. The commission described the system of administering urban and rural districts separately as outdated, noting that urban areas provided employment and services for rural dwellers, and open countryside was used by town dwellers for recreation.

Redcliffe-Maud's recommendations were accepted by the Labour government in February 1970. Although the Redcliffe-Maud Report was rejected by the Conservative government after the 1970 general election, there was a commitment to local government reform, and the idea of a metropolitan county of South Yorkshire.

post-1974 pre-1974
Metropolitan county Metropolitan borough County boroughs Non-county boroughs Urban districts Rural districts

South Yorkshire is an amalgamation of 32 former local government districts, including four county boroughs.
Barnsley Barnsley CudworthDarfieldDartonDearneDodworthHoyland NetherPenistoneRoystonWombwellWorsbrough HemsworthPenistoneWortley (part)
Doncaster Doncaster Adwick le StreetBentley with ArkseyConisbroughMexboroughTickhill DoncasterEast Retford (part) • ThorneWorksop (part)
Rotherham Rotherham MaltbySwintonRawmarshWath upon Dearne Kiveton ParkRotherham
Sheffield Sheffield Stocksbridge Wortley (part)

After 1974

The Local Government Act 1972 reformed local government in England by creating a system of two-tier metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties and districts throughout the country. The act formally established South Yorkshire on 1 April 1974, although South Yorkshire County Council (SYCC) had been running since elections in 1973. The leading article in The Times on the day the Local Government Act came into effect noted that the "new arrangement is a compromise which seeks to reconcile familiar geography which commands a certain amount of affection and loyalty, with the scale of operations on which modern planning methods can work effectively".

South Yorkshire initially had a two tier structure of local government with a strategic-level county council and four districts providing most services.

In 1974, as part of the South Yorkshire Structure Plan of the environment, conservation and land use, South Yorkshire County Council commissioned a public attitudes survey covering job opportunities, educational facilities, leisure opportunities, health and medical services, shopping centres and transport in the county.

In 1986, throughout England the metropolitan county councils were abolished. The functions of the county council were devolved to the boroughs; joint-boards covering fire, police and public transport; and to other special joint arrangements. The joint boards continue to function and include the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive. The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner also oversees South Yorkshire Police.

Although the county council was abolished, South Yorkshire remains a metropolitan and ceremonial county with a Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire and a High Sheriff.

The metropolitan county borders Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. The terrain of the county is mostly distinguished by the Pennines and its foothills which rise in the west of the county and gradually descend into the Humberhead Levels in the east of the county. Geologically, the county lies largely on the carboniferous rocks of the Yorkshire coalfield in the outer Pennine fringes, producing a rolling landscape with hills, escarpments and broad valleys. In this landscape, there is widespread evidence of both current and former industrial activity. There are numerous mine buildings, former spoil heaps and iron and steel plants. The scenery is a mixture of built up areas, industrial land with some dereliction, and farmed open country. Ribbon developments along transport routes including canal, road and rail are prominent features of the area although some remnants of the pre industrial landscape and semi-natural vegetation still survive. The Pennines in the west of the county are mostly inside the Peak District National Park and also contain carboniferous rocks, with the underlying geology primarily being millstone grit sandstones of the Dark Peak rising from the Yorkshire coalfield and the terrain is mostly moorland plateaus and gritstone edges. The inner Pennine fringes between the Dark Peak and Yorkshire coalfield are distinguished by many steep valleys, and a transition from uplands and rural landscape to lowlands and urban landscape towards the east of the county. Major rivers which cross the area are the Dearne, Rother and Don. To the east, in the Doncaster area the landscape becomes flatter as the eastward dipping carboniferous rocks of the coalfield are overlain by the lacustrine deposits of the Humberhead Levels. There is very little evidence of glaciation in the area as it lies largely beyond the limit of the last glaciation.

Green belt

South Yorkshire contains green belt throughout the county, surrounding its four districts to large extents. It was first drawn up from the 1950s. The western edge of the Sheffield and Barnsley districts directly form with the boundary of the Peak District National Park.

The table below outlines many of the county's settlements, and is formatted according to their metropolitan borough.

Metropolitan county Metropolitan borough Centre of administration Other places
South Yorkshire Barnsley (borough) Barnsley (town) Billingley, Birdwell, Cudworth, Darfield, Darton, Dodworth, Great Houghton, Grimethorpe, Hoyland Nether, Royston, Penistone, Thurnscoe, Wombwell, Worsbrough
Doncaster (borough) Doncaster (town) Adwick le Street, Armthorpe, Askern, Auckley, Balby, Barnby Dun, Bawtry, Bentley, Bessacarr, Braithwell, Branton, Cantley, Carcroft, Conisbrough, Cusworth Denaby, Dunscroft, Dunsville, Edenthorpe, Edlington, Finningley, Fishlake, Hatfield, Hyde Park, Intake, Kirk Sandall, Loversall, Marr, Mexborough, Micklebring, Moorends, Scawsby, Scawthorpe, Skellow, Stainforth, Rossington, Sykehouse, Norton, Thorne, Tickhill, Wadworth, Warmsworth, Wheatley, Wheatley Hills
Rotherham (borough) Rotherham (town) Anston, Aughton, Brinsworth, Dinnington, Harthill, Kiveton Park, Maltby, Rawmarsh, Scholes, Swinton, Thorpe Hesley, Todwick, Treeton, Thurcroft, Wales, Wath-upon-Dearne, Bolton-upon-Dearne, Woodsetts, Whiston
City of Sheffield Sheffield City Centre Beighton, Chapeltown, Highlane, Mosborough, Oughtibridge, Stocksbridge, Wharncliffe Side

Of these settlements above, South Yorkshire has three main urban areas: the Dearne Valley which covers Barnsley and surrounding area; the Sheffield urban area which covers Sheffield, Rotherham and surrounding area; and the Doncaster urban area which covers Doncaster and surrounding area.

The coat of arms of the former South Yorkshire County Council.

The South Yorkshire County Council was abolished and its districts effectively became unitary authorities; they are the City of Sheffield, the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley and the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham.

In 1986, throughout England the metropolitan county councils were abolished. The functions of the county council were devolved to the boroughs. In practice many functions are jointly administered by joint authorities containing representatives of the four councils. The joint authorities cover fire, police and public transport.

In the case of South Yorkshire, these authorities are:

These authorities are supported by the South Yorkshire Joint Secretariat based in Barnsley. South Yorkshire is the only metropolitan county in the UK that has established a formal joint secretariat.

Although the county council was abolished, South Yorkshire remains a metropolitan and ceremonial county with a Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire and a High Sheriff.

The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority was established in 2014 to bring the leaders of the four councils that make up South Yorkshire together on a statutory basis. It is led by the directly-elected Mayor of South Yorkshire.

In the 2016 referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union, South Yorkshire voted 62% leave and 38% remain, making it one of the most heavily Leave areas in the country.

As one of the least prosperous areas in Western Europe, South Yorkshire has been targeted for funding from the European Regional Development Fund. This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of South Yorkshire at current basic prices with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added
1998 £12,820
2001 £13,921
2004 £17,718
2007 £21,192
2010 £21,512
2013 £22,560
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South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Language Watch Edit For similarly named units see Yorkshire South disambiguation South Yorkshire is a ceremonial and metropolitan county in England It is the southernmost county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region and had a population of 1 34 million in 2011 It has an area of 1 552 square kilometres 599 sq mi 2 and consists of four metropolitan boroughs Barnsley Doncaster Rotherham and Sheffield South Yorkshire was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972 3 4 Its largest settlement is Sheffield South YorkshireMetropolitan and Ceremonial countyCoordinates 53 30 N 1 20 W 53 500 N 1 333 W 53 500 1 333 Coordinates 53 30 N 1 20 W 53 500 N 1 333 W 53 500 1 333Sovereign stateUnited KingdomConstituent countryEnglandRegionYorkshire and the HumberEstablished1 April 1974Established byLocal Government Act 1972Time zoneUTC 00 00 Greenwich Mean Time Summer DST UTC 01 00 British Summer Time Members of ParliamentList of MPsPoliceSouth Yorkshire PoliceCeremonial countyLord LieutenantAndrew CoombeHigh SheriffMrs Carole O Neill 1 2020 21 Area1 552 km2 599 sq mi Ranked38th of 48Population mid 2019 est 1 402 918 Ranked10th of 48Density904 km2 2 340 sq mi Ethnicity90 7 White 3 4 S Asian 2 0 Black 1 5 Mixed 2 5 OtherMetropolitan countyGovernment Type Combined authority Body South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority Mayor Dan Jarvis L Joint committeesSouth Yorkshire Joint SecretariatAdmin HQSheffieldONS code2CGSS codeE11000003NUTSUKE3Websitesouthyorkshire ca wbr gov wbr ukDistrictsDistricts of South Yorkshire Metropolitan districtsDistrictsSheffield Rotherham Doncaster BarnsleyPopulation density map Lying on the east side of the Pennines South Yorkshire is landlocked and borders Derbyshire to the west and south west West Yorkshire to the north west North Yorkshire to the north the East Riding of Yorkshire to the north east Lincolnshire to the east and Nottinghamshire to the south east The Sheffield Urban Area is the tenth most populous conurbation in the United Kingdom and dominates the western half of South Yorkshire with over half of the county s population living within it South Yorkshire lies within the Sheffield City Region with Barnsley also being within the Leeds City Region reflecting its geographical position midway between Yorkshire s two largest cities South Yorkshire County Council was abolished in 1986 and its metropolitan boroughs are now effectively unitary authorities although the metropolitan county continues to exist in law 5 6 7 As a ceremonial county South Yorkshire has a Lord Lieutenant and a High Sheriff South Yorkshire was created from 32 local government districts of the West Riding of Yorkshire the administrative county and four independent county boroughs with small areas from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Contents 1 History 1 1 Redcliffe Maud Report 1 2 After 1974 2 Geography 2 1 Green belt 3 Settlements 4 Governance 5 Economy 6 Places of interest 7 Notes 8 External linksHistory EditSee also History of Sheffield and History of Yorkshire Although the modern county of South Yorkshire was not created until 1974 the history of its constituent settlements and parts goes back centuries Prehistoric remains include a Mesolithic house a circle of stones in the shape of a hut base dating to around 8000 BC found at Deepcar in the northern part of Sheffield 8 Evidence of even earlier inhabitation in the wider region exists about 3 miles 5 km over the county boundary at Creswell Crags in Derbyshire where artefacts and rock art found in caves have been dated by archaeologists to the late Upper Palaeolithic period at least 12 800 years ago 9 The region was on the frontier of the Roman Empire during the Roman period 10 The main settlements of South Yorkshire grew up around the industries of mining and steel manufacturing The main mining industry was coal which was concentrated to the north and east of the county There were also iron deposits which were mined in the area The rivers running off the Pennines to the west of the county supported the steel industry that is concentrated in Sheffield Stocksbridge and Rotherham The proximity of the iron and coal also made this an ideal place for steel manufacture Although Christian nonconformism was never as strong in South Yorkshire as in the mill towns of West Yorkshire there are still many Methodist and Baptist churches in the area Also South Yorkshire has a relatively high number of followers of spiritualism It is the only county that counts as a full region in the Spiritualists National Union 11 Redcliffe Maud Report Edit Further information Redcliffe Maud Report The Local Government Commission for England presented draft recommendations in December 1965 proposing a new county York and North Midlands roughly centred on the southern part of the West Riding of Yorkshire and northern parts of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire The review was abolished in favour of the Royal Commission on Local Government before it was able to issue a final report The Royal Commission s 1969 report known as the Redcliffe Maud Report proposed the removal of much of the then existing system of local government The commission described the system of administering urban and rural districts separately as outdated noting that urban areas provided employment and services for rural dwellers and open countryside was used by town dwellers for recreation 12 Redcliffe Maud s recommendations were accepted by the Labour government in February 1970 13 Although the Redcliffe Maud Report was rejected by the Conservative government after the 1970 general election there was a commitment to local government reform and the idea of a metropolitan county of South Yorkshire post 1974 pre 1974Metropolitan county Metropolitan borough County boroughs Non county boroughs Urban districts Rural districts South Yorkshire is an amalgamation of 32 former local government districts including four county boroughs Barnsley Barnsley Cudworth Darfield Darton Dearne Dodworth Hoyland Nether Penistone Royston Wombwell Worsbrough Hemsworth Penistone Wortley part Doncaster Doncaster Adwick le Street Bentley with Arksey Conisbrough Mexborough Tickhill Doncaster East Retford part Thorne Worksop part Rotherham Rotherham Maltby Swinton Rawmarsh Wath upon Dearne Kiveton Park RotherhamSheffield Sheffield Stocksbridge Wortley part After 1974 Edit The Local Government Act 1972 reformed local government in England by creating a system of two tier metropolitan and non metropolitan counties and districts throughout the country 14 The act formally established South Yorkshire on 1 April 1974 although South Yorkshire County Council SYCC had been running since elections in 1973 15 The leading article in The Times on the day the Local Government Act came into effect noted that the new arrangement is a compromise which seeks to reconcile familiar geography which commands a certain amount of affection and loyalty with the scale of operations on which modern planning methods can work effectively 16 South Yorkshire initially had a two tier structure of local government with a strategic level county council and four districts providing most services 17 In 1974 as part of the South Yorkshire Structure Plan of the environment conservation and land use South Yorkshire County Council commissioned a public attitudes survey covering job opportunities educational facilities leisure opportunities health and medical services shopping centres and transport in the county 18 In 1986 throughout England the metropolitan county councils were abolished The functions of the county council were devolved to the boroughs joint boards covering fire police and public transport and to other special joint arrangements 19 The joint boards continue to function and include the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive 20 The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner also oversees South Yorkshire Police Although the county council was abolished South Yorkshire remains a metropolitan and ceremonial county with a Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire and a High Sheriff Geography EditThe metropolitan county borders Derbyshire West Yorkshire North Yorkshire the East Riding of Yorkshire Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire The terrain of the county is mostly distinguished by the Pennines and its foothills which rise in the west of the county and gradually descend into the Humberhead Levels in the east of the county Geologically the county lies largely on the carboniferous rocks of the Yorkshire coalfield in the outer Pennine fringes producing a rolling landscape with hills escarpments and broad valleys In this landscape there is widespread evidence of both current and former industrial activity There are numerous mine buildings former spoil heaps and iron and steel plants The scenery is a mixture of built up areas industrial land with some dereliction and farmed open country Ribbon developments along transport routes including canal road and rail are prominent features of the area although some remnants of the pre industrial landscape and semi natural vegetation still survive 21 The Pennines in the west of the county are mostly inside the Peak District National Park and also contain carboniferous rocks with the underlying geology primarily being millstone grit sandstones of the Dark Peak rising from the Yorkshire coalfield and the terrain is mostly moorland plateaus and gritstone edges 22 The inner Pennine fringes between the Dark Peak and Yorkshire coalfield are distinguished by many steep valleys and a transition from uplands and rural landscape to lowlands and urban landscape towards the east of the county 23 Major rivers which cross the area are the Dearne Rother and Don To the east in the Doncaster area the landscape becomes flatter as the eastward dipping carboniferous rocks of the coalfield are overlain by the lacustrine deposits of the Humberhead Levels 24 There is very little evidence of glaciation in the area as it lies largely beyond the limit of the last glaciation Green belt Edit Further information South and West Yorkshire Green Belt South Yorkshire contains green belt throughout the county surrounding its four districts to large extents It was first drawn up from the 1950s The western edge of the Sheffield and Barnsley districts directly form with the boundary of the Peak District National Park Settlements EditSee also List of settlements in South Yorkshire by population The table below outlines many of the county s settlements and is formatted according to their metropolitan borough Metropolitan county Metropolitan borough Centre of administration Other placesSouth Yorkshire Barnsley borough Barnsley town Billingley Birdwell Cudworth Darfield Darton Dodworth Great Houghton Grimethorpe Hoyland Nether Royston Penistone Thurnscoe Wombwell WorsbroughDoncaster borough Doncaster town Adwick le Street Armthorpe Askern Auckley Balby Barnby Dun Bawtry Bentley Bessacarr Braithwell Branton Cantley Carcroft Conisbrough Cusworth Denaby Dunscroft Dunsville Edenthorpe Edlington Finningley Fishlake Hatfield Hyde Park Intake Kirk Sandall Loversall Marr Mexborough Micklebring Moorends Scawsby Scawthorpe Skellow Stainforth Rossington Sykehouse Norton Thorne Tickhill Wadworth Warmsworth Wheatley Wheatley HillsRotherham borough Rotherham town Anston Aughton Brinsworth Dinnington Harthill Kiveton Park Maltby Rawmarsh Scholes Swinton Thorpe Hesley Todwick Treeton Thurcroft Wales Wath upon Dearne Bolton upon Dearne Woodsetts WhistonCity of Sheffield Sheffield City Centre Beighton Chapeltown Highlane Mosborough Oughtibridge Stocksbridge Wharncliffe Side Of these settlements above South Yorkshire has three main urban areas the Dearne Valley which covers Barnsley and surrounding area the Sheffield urban area which covers Sheffield Rotherham and surrounding area and the Doncaster urban area which covers Doncaster and surrounding area Governance EditSee also List of civil parishes in South Yorkshire The coat of arms of the former South Yorkshire County Council The South Yorkshire County Council was abolished and its districts effectively became unitary authorities they are the City of Sheffield the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley and the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham 25 In 1986 throughout England the metropolitan county councils were abolished The functions of the county council were devolved to the boroughs In practice many functions are jointly administered by joint authorities containing representatives of the four councils The joint authorities cover fire police and public transport In the case of South Yorkshire these authorities are South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority is the transport authority South Yorkshire Pensions Authority South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel These authorities are supported by the South Yorkshire Joint Secretariat based in Barnsley South Yorkshire is the only metropolitan county in the UK that has established a formal joint secretariat 26 Although the county council was abolished South Yorkshire remains a metropolitan and ceremonial county with a Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire and a High Sheriff The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority was established in 2014 to bring the leaders of the four councils that make up South Yorkshire together on a statutory basis It is led by the directly elected Mayor of South Yorkshire In the 2016 referendum on the United Kingdom s membership of the European Union South Yorkshire voted 62 leave and 38 remain making it one of the most heavily Leave areas in the country Economy EditAs one of the least prosperous areas in Western Europe South Yorkshire has been targeted for funding from the European Regional Development Fund This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of South Yorkshire at current basic prices with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling 27 Year Regional Gross Value Added 28 1998 12 8202001 13 9212004 17 7182007 21 1922010 21 5122013 22 560Places of interest EditKey Abbey Priory Cathedral Accessible open space Amusement Theme Park Castle Country Park English HeritageForestry Commission Heritage railway Historic House Places of Worship Museum free not free National Trust Theatre ZooSee also Culture of Sheffield Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Sheffield Brodsworth Hall and Gardens Cannon Hall Museum Park amp Gardens Barnsley Chapel of Our Lady of Rotherham Bridge Chapel on the Bridge Rotherham Clifton Park Museum Rotherham Conisbrough Castle Cusworth Hall Doncaster Minster Doncaster Mansion House Elsecar Steam Railway Howden Moors Kelham Island Museum Sheffield Magna Science Adventure Centre Meadowhall Centre Sheffield Monk Bretton Priory Pot House Hamlet Sheffield Winter Gardens Roche Abbey Rotherham Minster Rother Valley Country Park RSPB Old Moor Wetland Centre Sheffield Cathedral Ulley Reservoir amp Country park Wentworth Castle amp Gardens Barnsley Wentworth Woodhouse Weston Park Museum amp Mappin Art Gallery Sheffield Woodlands model village Worsborough Mill and Country Park Wortley Top Forge Yorkshire Wildlife ParkNotes Edit No 62943 The London Gazette 13 March 2020 p 5161 1 Archived 2 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Local Government Finance Statistics England No 16 local odpm gov uk Archived from the original on 5 July 2007 Retrieved 21 February 2008 Arnold Baker C Local Government Act 1972 1973 Office for National Statistics Gazetteer of the old and new geographies of the United Kingdom PDF statistics gov uk p 48 Archived PDF from the original on 23 December 2003 Retrieved 6 March 2008 Office for National Statistics 17 September 2004 Beginners Guide to UK Geography Metropolitan Counties and Districts statistics gov uk Archived from the original on 6 June 2002 Retrieved 6 March 2008 Yorkshire and Humberside Electoral Commission Archived from the original on 31 January 2009 Radley J Mellars P 1964 A Mesolithic structure at Deepcar Yorkshire England and the affinities of its associated flint industry Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 30 1 24 doi 10 1017 S0079497X00015024 Pike Alistair W G Gilmour Mabs Pettitt Paul Jacobid Roger Ripoll Sergio Bahn Paul Munoz Francisco 2005 Verification of the age of the Palaeolithic cave art at Creswell Crags UK Journal of Archaeological Science 32 11 1649 1655 doi 10 1016 j jas 2005 05 002 Rob Cooke University of Sheffield A History of Roman South Yorkshire Archived from the original on 19 April 2013 Retrieved 18 July 2012 Churches and Centres Affiliated to the SNU South Yorkshire District Archived from the original on 22 September 2008 Retrieved 6 October 2008 Redcliffe Maud et al June 1969 pp 219 235 Redcliffe Maud and Wood 1975 pp 46 7 56 157 HMSO Local Government Act 1972 1972 c 70 British Local Election Database 1889 2003 AHDS Arts and Humanities data service 28 June 2006 Retrieved 5 March 2008 All change in local affairs The Times 1 April 1974 Redcliffe Maud amp Wood B English Local Government Reformed 1974 Courtenay G Field J 1975 South Yorkshire structure plan public attitude survey Kingdom J Local Government and Politics in Britain 1991 South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive Archived from the original on 7 October 2006 Retrieved 21 October 2006 NCA Profile 38 Nottinghamshire Derbyshire and Yorkshire Coalfield NE402 publications naturalengland org uk Archived from the original on 13 May 2016 Retrieved 21 June 2016 Dark Peak Scottish Natural Heritage Archived from the original on 7 August 2016 Retrieved 21 June 2016 NCA Profile 37 Yorkshire Southern Pennine Fringe NE490 publications naturalengland org uk Archived from the original on 3 August 2016 Retrieved 21 June 2016 Humberhead Levels www countryside gov uk Archived from the original on 13 October 2008 Retrieved 6 October 2008 Vision of Britain Archived 9 November 2006 at the Wayback Machine Components of South Yorkshire Southyorks gov uk Archived 2 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine Regional Gross Value Added PDF Office for National Statistics 21 December 2005 pp 240 253 Archived PDF from the original on 2 July 2007 Retrieved 6 October 2008 title Archived from the original on 15 August 2017 Retrieved 15 August 2017 External links EditWikivoyage has a travel guide for South Yorkshire Wikimedia Commons has media related to South Yorkshire Official website Images of South Yorkshire at the English Heritage Archive South Yorkshire at Curlie Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title South Yorkshire amp oldid 1053641200, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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