In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Braithwell like this:
BRAITHWELL, a village and a township in Doncaster district; and a parish in Doncaster and Rotherham districts, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands 2½ miles SSE of Conisbrough r. station, and 4¾ W by N of Tick hill; and has a post office under Rotherham. The township includes also the hamlet of Micklebring. ...
Acres, 1,920. Real property, £2,734. Pop., 422. Houses, 99. The parish contains also the township of Bramley. Acres, 2,904. Real property, £4,581. Pop., 757. Houses, 177. The property is much subdivided. Roman coins and urns have been found. The living is a rectory in the dio. of York. Value, £330.* patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is early English. There are two Wesleyan chapels, and charities £24.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Braithwell, in Doncaster and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th March 2017
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