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Goldthorpe is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, in South Yorkshiremarker, Englandmarker. Anciently a small medieval farming village, Goldthorpe is recorded in the Domesday Book and was under the Manor of Bolton upon Dearnemarker which was once owned by Roger de Busli.

Goldthorpe railway stationmarker opened in 1988 on the Wakefield Line.

In the early 18th century Barnsleymarker Attorney William Henry Marsden Esquire of nearby Burntwood Hallmarker bought the Lord of the Manor of Bolton on Dearnemarker with Goldthorpe for £10,000 together with over of land. Goldthorpe is recorded in the 1761-1767 Inclosure Awards. The Marsden family continued to hold the Manor until 1815.

The area is now commonly referred to as the Dearne Valleymarker and was a major coal mining area, but since the closure of the mines in the late 1980s, it has become a depressed area, only partially improved by the construction of numerous call centres nearby. The area to the west of Goldthorpe along the A635 road is known locally as Highgatemarker.

The actor Brian Blessed once lived on Probert Avenue in Goldthorpe.

St John and St Mary Magdalene Church, Goldthorpemarker, built in 1916, is an early example of a ferro-concrete building.

Its strange Italian style is unique in this part of South Yorkshire and is distinctly odd for a Dearne Valley pit village.

According to Pevsner, the pulpit bought by the church in 1931 is 18th century Flemish.

Goldthorpe Market is located just off the A635 in Goldthorpe Town Centre. The main market days are Tuesday and Saturday. The market has 64 stalls.

Goldthorpe Library is a relatively new building (the previous library having been burnt down in an arson attack) situated in the middle of the town.

The main secondary school in the area is The Dearne High Schoolmarker- a specialist humanities college which caters for around 1300 pupils aged 11-16 years. There are three main primary schools: Dearne Goldthorpe Primary School (3-11, community school), Dearne Highgate Primary School (3-11, community school) and Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School (3-11, voluntary aided school).

Goldthorpe has a lively high street with shops.

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