In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Brotherton like this:
BROTHERTON, a township and a parish in Pontefract district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Aire, and on the York and North Midland railway, 3 miles NNE of Pontefract; and has a post office under South Milford. Acres, 798. Real property, £3,071. Pop., 1,333. Houses, 306. The parish contains also the townships of Sutton and Byrome. Acres, 2,190. Real property, £5,283. Pop., 1,449. Houses, 326. The property is much subdivided. A plot of ground near the church was the site of a house in which Thomas de Brotherton, son of Edward I. ...
and ancestor of the Dukes of Norfolk, was born while his mother was with a hunting party. Limestone of superior quality is found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £192.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of York. The church is very good; and there are three dissenting chapels, a national school, and charities £12.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Brotherton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Selby. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Brotherton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Brotherton, in Selby and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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