Agbrigg - shops on Doncaster Road
The village gives its name to the Agbrigg Wapentake, which encompasses a series of villages and suburbs hereabouts.
The village of Agbrigg was historically within the parish of Sandal Magna and a large area of present-day Agbrigg was common land and can be seen on older maps as being referred to as 'Sandal Common'. The common was built upon by the 18th century and the area expanded predominately in the Victorian era to form the suburb seen today.
At the start of the 20th century the village Agbrigg was absorbed into the city and became one of the city's southern suburbs.
The suburb is centred on Agbrigg Road (the B6389) which links Barnsley Road (the A61) and Doncaster Road (the A638).
A now disused section of the Barnsley Canal is located in the south-west of the village: the canal which was opened in 1799. The Oakenshaw Beck runs parallel with the eastern end of Agbrigg Road. After flooding hit the area in 2007 the Environment Agency and the local council began flood defence work around Oakenshaw Beck and the land off Montague Street and Doncaster Road.
About the village
The majority of the suburb is made up of terraced houses however there are newer houses built on former fields and farmland. The Agbrigg and Belle Vue Community Centre can be found on Montague Street which was built upon former terrace housing and a library (called 'Sandal Library') is situated off Sparable Lane opposite a former pub which is now a Tesco Express store. Agbrigg had one pub - The Duke of York (now closed) situated at the junction of Belle Vue Road and Agbrigg Road next to a convenience store, formerly a co-op, now a McColl's. There are a number of independent retailers within the area - many situated on Agbrigg Road. Agbrigg Park is situated opposite the former Duke of York pub and contains a small play area for children and football goalposts - there is a footpath which links Church View with the footpath from Montague Street. One of the last remaining Wimpy Burger outlets is situated in the parade of shops on Agbrigg Road which also includes a cafe and a charity shop raising funds for underprivileged donkeys.
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- Petyt, A. (1998) The History of the parish of Sandal Magna'
- "Oakenshaw Beck". Environment Agency. 2014. Archived from the original on 15 July 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130715223047/http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/130091.aspx. Retrieved 20 March 2014.