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Dodworth, which is near the Pennines and was once known as a mining community, is situated. Locally, it is known as "Honest Dodworth. “The legend is said to have started with a Dodworth miner who, after having too much to drink, decided to bet that he would climb a lamppost in the village as he walked home one night. When he climbed down, he realised that he had left his gold watch on top of the lamppost. He returned the following morning sober and discovered his watch was still there. He was so overjoyed that he exclaimed, "Honest Dodworth," which is still applicable today. Barnsley Town Centre is located 10 min (2.7 miles)via Keresforth Hill Rd and B6099

What is the Population of Dodworth? 
According to the 2021 Census, Dodworth has a population of 10,448 people, 5,107 of whom are men and 5,341 of whom are women. Source: Office for National Statistics in the UK (web) As of May 2022, the wards. The output areas are the basis for all ward areas and population figures. As a result, there may be very slight variations from the ward boundaries shown on the map.

Dodworth Location 
Dodworth to Meadowhall is  located 19 min (12.0 miles) via M1
Dodworth to Manchester Airport is 1 hr 16 min (40.2 miles) via A628
Dodworth to Leeds 33 min (22.6 miles) via M1
Dodworth to Leeds Bradford Airport 53 min (30.0 miles) via M1
Dodworth to Manchester City Centre 1 hr 28 min (33.7 miles) via A628
Dodworth to Sheffield City Centre 34 min (21.5 miles) via Sheffield Pkwy and M1

Brief History of Dodworth
Dodworth a mining community in days gone by. The Dodworth Business Park now stands on the area where the pit once stood. The "muck" stack from the pit can be seen all over the community. To stop erosion and create a wildlife habitat, silver birch trees were widely planted in the early 1980s. The past twenty years have seen a flourishing of trees and wildlife. Right now, trees cover the entirety of the east, south, and west sides. The former "muck stack" is completely hidden by the rise on the north side, which is now farmland.

The intersections of High Street, Station Road, and Barnsley Road connect to Barnsley and Manchester. During medieval times, the crossroads served as a trading point for salt brought from Cheshire, proving to be one of the area's oldest trading routes.

Several old weavers' cottages line the High Street. These three-story structures produced high-quality linen cloth. It is known that riots broke out here in 1829 when 500 weavers from Barnsley invaded Dodworth to try to stop Dodworth weavers from undercutting prices. Even though a fight was fought to protect the last cottage, which is currently a newsagent's shop, it is likely that this will be lost to further development. A portion of these cottages have already been destroyed.

Midway through the 1860s, coal mining replaced weaving, and the village transformed into a typical mining community with the construction of miners' homes and the sinking of shafts. However, all of this has changed since the collapse of the coal industry.

One of the village's oldest structures is located across from the library. Above its High Street front door is evidence that it dates to 1600. Ten public houses spread out over a half-mile stretch of High Street during the village's "heyday" reflected the significant mining population at the time. Currently, there are seven pubs; the majority are old and have some historical significance. The Travellers' Inn, in particular, was a former coaching inn constructed in 1746. The village policeman was assassinated here in 1886 by James Murphy, a poacher who resided in the cottage next to the inn. In York, he was tried and hanged.

A soldier stands atop the war memorial honoring the victims of two World Wars at the crossroads, appearing prepared to defend the community. No matter what, Dodworth is and will remain a prosperous village. Travelers from far and near can visit this friendly community without difficulty thanks to its convenient access to the M1 motorway and the railway station, both of which are located within its boundaries.  

St John the Baptist, which is the Church of England Parish Church for all residents of Dodworth and Gilroyd, remains the spiritual home for many from the parish who have moved to other parts of the country or around the world.

Dodworth miners were praised for digging up a fortune at the colliery Barnsley Chronicle 08/02/19 

This a question we are often asked. 
Where is the best place to live in Barnsley?

And our answer has always been, if you want more of a country feel with space to boot, Darton, Penistone, and Dodworth might be the areas for you. These neighbourhoods’ feature large, detached houses sitting on vast tracks of land.

Dodworth Cuisine & Restaurants:

According to TripAdvisor the following establishments in Dodworth came in first, second, and third place respectively they were.

·         Shaws Fish and Chips of Dodworth

·         Toby Carvery Dodworth Valley

·         Curry Mahal

Out & About Around Dodworth, Barnsley
Are you looking for activities in Dodworth? Along with TripAdvisor we are pleased to offer current information on everything from must-visit scenic locations near Dodworth, Barnsley.

Golf in Dodworth
There are three Golf Courses near Dodworth, Barnsley, as recommended by golfing experts. They say that all golf courses undergo a thorough 50-Point Inspection, which looks at things like customer satisfaction, price, history, business standards, and trading excellence. They include Silkstone Golf Club, founded in 1893, a welcoming and friendly golf club. The golf enthusiast will find many excellent options in Barnsley, Yorkshire here

Swimming in Dodworth
All year long, the Metrodome Leisure Complex is the ideal location for a day of action-packed activities and family fun!  It is located near Barnsley Interchange and is home to a variety of excellent facilities that cater to people of all ages and tastes. More details can be found here

Shopping in Dodworth & Surrounding Areas
Barnsley Shopping

Culture vulture or a night owl, bargain hunter or fun seeker. Whatever you seek is available in Barnsley town centre. There is a tonne of retail and shopping to explore. Barnsley Market combines the conventional with the innovative. If it is not available in the markets, it is not available anywhere!  The town has a fantastic mix of high-street favourites like TK Maxx, Next, and River Island as well as outstanding independent businesses. We have a thriving community of independent retailers and market traders that offer a vast selection of goods and services.

The Glass Works, The Victorian Arcade, Market Street, Cheapside, and the Alhambra Shopping Center are among the places where you can find what you are looking for and receive the friendliest of welcomes.

Cortonwood & Cortonwood Retail Park
The National Coal Board announced in March 1984 that the mine at Cortonwood would be closing due to the large stocks of coking coal it produced and the sharp decline in coking coal prices. The long-running UK miners' strike was started because of a series of closures, with the proposed closure of Cortonwood serving as the "final straw" (1984–1985).  The colliery was officially shut down on October 25, 1985, and all the buildings and stocks were removed by the end of 1986.

The location has now been transformed into a shopping and entertainment district. Numerous factories and office buildings, along with well-known stores like B&Q, Matalan, Next, Boots, Morrisons, McDonald's, Argos, Pizza Hut, Asda Living, Sports Direct, SCS, Halfords, Smyths Toys, Pets at Home, and TK Maxx, are present.

The park's expansion project started in May 2016. Retailers like River Island, H&M, New Look, Outfit, Poundland, JD Sports, M&S, Wilko, and Frankie and Benny's were anticipated to open a shop because of xthe expansion, which was also anticipated to bring 300 new jobs to the region. The retail park can be reached by way of the Dearne Valley Parkway (A6195 road).

Dodworth to Cortonwood 17 min (9.6 miles) via Dearne Valley Pkwy/A6195 and M1

Dodworth Railway Station
Learn more about the trains that go to Dodworth train station. View Dodworth's live arrivals and departures, station amenities, information on accessibility, and book

Education in Dodworth, Barnsley
The village has two primary schools, Keresforth Primary School, and Dodworth St John the Baptist CofE Primary Academy. In 2002, Dodworth St John (formerly Dodworth Junior School) merged with Dodworth CofE Infant School, forming the Dodworth CofE Primary Academy. Several secondary schools are located in close proximity to Dodworth, including Horizon Community College and Penistone Grammar School. Located adjacent to the Dodworth War Memorial on the High Street, Dodworth Branch Library is a local library offering internet access and 'Study Support' for local children as well as providing internet access to local residents. 

These are the top ten primary schools in and around Dodworth, ranked by Key Stage 2 results. To compare all primary schools in Dodworth in greater depth, use our user-friendly school’s map, which includes parent reviews, catchment areas, exam results, league tables, and much more.

The Best Secondary Schools near Dodworth and Surrounding Areas.
We’ve listed the top ten secondary schools in Dodworth, ranked by A-Level and GCSE results. To compare all secondary schools in Dodworth in greater depth, use our user-friendly schools map, which includes parent reviews, catchment areas, exam results, league tables, and much more.

Surgeries in Dodworth
There’s one health care surgery that serves Dodworth and its surrounding areas, namely…

Dr S Aldeen - Dodworth Surgery
High Street
Dodworth S75 3RF
Tel: 01226 203881

Apollo Court Medical Centre
Dodworth Health Centre,
45 High St,
Barnsley S75 3RF
Tel: 01226 208999

Chemists in Dodworth
Are you looking for health advice? Or are you feeling a little sick? Below, we have listed the pharmacies in Dodworth that we know of. They are…

Cohens Chemist
Apollo Court
High Street
Barnsley Yorkshire, S75 3RF
Tel: 01226 203921

Silkstone Pharmacy
3 High St
Barnsley, S75 4JH
Tel: 01226 791838

Property Prices in Dodworth
According to Rightmove, over the last year, the average price of a property in Dodworth was £208,013 pounds. The majority of sales in Dodworth over the last year were semi-detached homes, which sold for an average of £173,646. Terraced properties sold for an average of £136,757, while detached properties sold for an average of £292,842. Overall, sold prices in Dodworth over the last year were 4% up on the previous year and 25% up on the 2020 peak of £165,873.

Properties For Sale in Dodworth, Barnsley

Butcher Residential estate agents in Dodworth specialise in the sale and letting of residential and commercial property throughout the area. From our office in Penistone, our expert team specialise in the local property market, including towns and villages from Mapplewell to Crow Edge. We cover places such as Barugh Green, Redbrook, Millhouse Green, Gawber, Darton, Higham, Staincross, Cawthorne, Howbrook, Wortley, Inbirchworth, Oxspring, Barnsley, Stocksbridge, Silkstone, Penistone, and Silkstone Common.

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