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West Riding
Kexborough Village.jpg
Churchfield Lane in Kexbrough
Grid reference: SE305095
Location: 53°34’54"N, 1°32’22"W
Post town: Barnsley
Postcode: S75
Dialling code: 01226
Local Government
Council: Barnsley
Barnsley West and Penistone

Kexbrough is a village in the West Riding of Yorkshire, sitting just west of the M1 motorway, south of Junction 38. Historically the village was known as ‘Kexborough’. The parish includes such hamlets of Haigh and Swithin.[1]


Kexbrough is recorded in the Domesday Book as belonging to Ilbert of Lacey, and having two villagers, a meadow, ploughlands and six furlongs of woodland.[2] Historically in the parish of Darton and the wapentake of Staincross, the village is recorded in the Domesday Book as Chizeburg. It appears as Kesseburgh in the 14th century, and Kexbrough by the 1580s. The name is derived from a combination of a personal name, and burh, which meant a fortified place.[3][4][5]

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  1. "Kexborough West Riding". 
  2. Kexbrough in the Domesday Book
  3. Smith, A.H.: 'Place-Names of West Riding of Yorkshire , Part' (English Place-Names Society, 1961-3)
  4. Moorman, F. W. (1910). Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Leeds: Thoresby Society. p. 113. OCLC 4288848. 
  5. Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. ISBN 0198691033