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West Riding
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Church of St James, Braithwell
Grid reference: SK531946
Location: 53°26’46"N, 1°12’6"W
Population: 1,070
Post town: Rotherham
Postcode: S66
Local Government
Council: Doncaster

Braithwell is a village and parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is about a mile north of Maltby and three miles south-east of Conisbrough. According to the 2001 Census the civil parish had a population of 1,056,[1] increasing slightly to 1,071 at the 2011 Census.[2]

In 1289, the village obtained a Royal Charter entitling it to hold a weekly Tuesday market and an annual eight-day fair - an unusually long duration. These were long discontinued by a survey of 1652, but a cross shaft survives with an inscription in Norman French which translates as "Jesus, son of Mary, think upon the brother of our king, I beseech you".[3]


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