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High Hoyland, Barnsley

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High Hoyland, Barnsley

High Hoyland is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England, on the border with West Yorkshire. It lies to the west of Kexbrough, and is located at approximately {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:53|35|10|N|1|35|30|W| | |name= }}, at an elevation of around 200 metres above sea level. At the 2001 census it had a population of 142. There are many Hoylands in Barnsley - there is the town of Hoyland itself south east of Barnsley on the road to Sheffield, which includes the former hamlets of Hoyland Common, Upper Hoyland and Hoyland Nether (nether being old English for "lower"). Hoylandswaine is located on the opposite side of the wide valley, and at almost 1000 feet above sea level has a wilder and bleaker feel than High Hoyland. The word Hoyland is derived from Norse, and at its simplest means "farm on a hill". Despite being countless farms on hills around England, the majority of the Hoylands are concentrated in Barnsley.
Administrative CountyBarnsley
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2710
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01226
Population142 (2001)

Other names by which High Hoyland, Barnsley has been known in the past

Hoyland ~ Hoyland High

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

Hoyland, High, par. and township, S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on an eminence, 5½ miles SE. of Barnsley - par., 3385 ac. (including part of Emley), pop. 3438; township, 853 ac., pop. 232; has cotton and worsted mills.

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