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Industrial settlements are found across the districts of Barnsley and Rotherham. Within the district of Sheffield these types of settlements are considered within the Suburbanised Rural Settlement zone. Industrial Settlements largely consist of terraced housing, are often irregular in layout and positioned along a road or on an area of former common. This type of settlement is generally associated with early coal mining. However, they are also associated with other industries characteristic of the region, such as iron steel and brass working, glass making, ceramic production, brick making and railway trades. These settlements have not been recorded within Doncaster as here many industrial villages were established at a later date when settlements were more highly planned (see Planned Industrial Settlements Zone).