Darton is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley (part of South Yorkshire, England), on the border with West Yorkshire. At the time of the 2001 UK census, it had a population of 14,927, increasing to 21,345 for both Darton Wards (East & West) at the 2011 Census

The name Darton is believed to be an amalgamation of "Dearne" and the Anglo-Saxon Old English (which is an early form of the English language that was spoken and written in parts of what are now England and south-eastern Scotland between the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century). The word "ton" (meaning 'town'). Hence, in ancient times it was known as 'the town on the Dearne'. However, other sources dispute this explanation and claim that the name originates from a description given to a deer enclosure or something similar.

A church was built in the village in 1150, but an official register of baptisms, deaths and marriages did not begin until several centuries later in 1539.

Nearest Town is Barnsley, a town in South Yorkshire, England. It lies on the River Dearne, 11.8 miles (19 km) north of the city of Sheffield, and 14.5 miles (23 km) west of Doncaster. Barnsley is surrounded by several smaller settlements which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, of which Barnsley is the largest settlement and administrative centre. Barnsley has a total population of over 232,000 (Cenus 2011). Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Barnsley is notable as a former industrial town centred on coal mining and glassmaking. Though these industries demised in the 20th century, Barnsley's local culture remains rooted in this industrial heritage; Barnsley has a tradition of brass bands, originally created as social clubs for its mining communities. Today, Barnsley is commonly referred to as "The Tarn" by many of its residents. Access to Darton is at junction 37 of the M1 motorway and A637 Barnsley to Huddersfield road. Darton has a railway station served by the Hallam and Penistone Lines. Barnsley F.C. is the local Association Football club Barnsley F.C. is the local Association Football club

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