Little Houghton, Yorkshire

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Little Houghton
West Riding
Dearne Valley Sunrise - - 786102.jpg
Sunrise over Little Houghton and the golf course
Grid reference: SE420061
Location: 53°33’-0"N, 1°22’0"W
Population: 659  (2011)
Local Government
Council: Barnsley

Little Houghton is a hamlet in the West Riding of Yorkshire; a place of just 659 souls according to the 2011 Census.

Access to the hamlet of Little Houghton is gained by travelling along Middlecliff Lane through the village of Middlecliffe. The larger village is made up of mainly council and ex-council houses.

Little Houghton was previously the site of two large coal mines. Houghton Main was a deep shaft mine and Dearne Valley a drift mine. Both mines are now closed and their sites have been landscaped. Before the coal mines, the village was involved in agriculture and there were a number of farms in the village with associated cottages. Only two of the old farm buildings remain, but some have recently been converted into housing.


In September 2006, Houghton Main, the local village cricket team won the Village Cup Final, held at Lord's Cricket Ground.[1]

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