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Penistone, Barnsley

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Penistone, Barnsley

Penistone is a small market town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, England, with a population of 10,101 at the 2001 census. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies 8 miles west of the town of Barnsley and 17 miles north-east of Glossop, in the foothills of the Pennines. Penistone town centre stands at an elevation of 750 feet above sea level.
Administrative CountyBarnsley
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2403
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01226
Population10,101 (2001)

Penistone, Barnsley in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Penistone, market town, par., and township with ry. sta., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Don, 124 miles NW. of Sheffield and 170 miles NW. of London par., 22,776 ac., pop. 9094; town and township, 1133 ac., pop. 2254; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday. There are large steel works, steam sawmills, and a brewery. Stone quarries and collieries are in the neighbourhood. Formerly the town had some trade in woollen goods, but the industry has disappeared. A, stone viaduct, with 29 arches and 76 ft. in height, passes I through the estate of Water Hall; it is on the line of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway.

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