Cudworth, Barnsley.
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Cudworth is a semi-rural village on the outskirts of Barnsley in South Yorkshire; it has a busy village centre surrounded by some housing and green belt countryside; it was a constituent part of the parish of Royston; it became part of Monk Bretton parish in 1838 until it finally became a separate Anglican parish in 1892; in 1920, a war memorial was erected in the churchyard to remember all the servicemen and women of Cudworth who died in World War I.

The main street through Cudworth is the main road from Barnsley to Pontefract and was part of the turnpike trust road with tollgates at Cudworth bridge in the west and Shafton Two Gates in the east.

Cudworth is the home of the Dorothy Hyman Stadium, named after the local Olympic sprinter who captained the British women's team and won silver and bronze medals at the Olympic Games in the 1960s.

The television presenter Sir Michael Parkinson CBE and the former Barnsley FC, Sheffield Wednesday and England international footballer David Hirst were born there, as was Archibald Stinchcombe who won gold at the 1936 Winter Olympics with the Great Britain national ice hockey team.

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