Dunford, South Yorkshire

Dunford, South Yorkshire
Civil parish
Status: Parish
Governance: Parish Council
Population: 627 (2001 census)[1]
Primary council: Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley
County: South Yorkshire
Region: Yorkshire and the Humber
Coordinates: 53°31′28″N 1°44′51″W / 53.5245°N 1.7476°W / 53.5245; -1.7476Coordinates: 53°31′28″N 1°44′51″W / 53.5245°N 1.7476°W / 53.5245; -1.7476
UK Parliament: Barnsley West and Penistone
European Parliament: Yorkshire and the Humber

Dunford is a civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, northwest of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. It lies in the Peak District, 5 miles (8 km) west of Penistone and 3 miles (5 km) south of Holmfirth, within the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley. The Parish is centred around Dunford Bridge to the west and Lower Cumberworth to the east with Crow Edge virtually central between them.

The Parish includes several other villages and hamlets such as Carlecotes and Flouch. There are several important water sources, such as the Broadstone, Dunford Bridge, Harden, Ingbirchworth, Royd Moor, Scout Dyke, Snailsden and the Upper and Lower Windleden Reservoirs in the parish that are sourced from the surrounding moorland by Yorkshire Water. A major industry Hepworth Ceramic Holding is based in the parish at Crow Edge where it quarries clay and manufactures ceramic pipes and other clay products. [2]


The parish was formed in 1938 from parts of the urban districts of Holme, Newmill (Fulstone Hepworth, Scholes) and Thurlstone.

Before the Local Government Act 1972, when South Yorkshire was formed, the parish was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. At the time of the 2001 census it had a population of 627.[1]

Although the parish is within South Yorkshire some members of the parish council and the clerk to the council are residents of the adjoining parish of Holmfirth in West Yorkshire. [3]


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