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Silkstone, Barnsley

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Silkstone, Barnsley

Silkstone is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. It is situated in the foothills of the Pennines, between the towns of Barnsley and Penistone, and includes the village of Silkstone Common. At the 2001 census it had a population of 2,954. Silkstone Parish is twinned with Saint-Florent-des-Bois in France.
Administrative CountyBarnsley
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2805
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
Population2,954 (2001)

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

Silkstone, par., township, and vil. with ry. sta., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire - par. (containing Barnsley), 13,598 ac., pop. 38,566; township, 1497 ac., pop. 1433; vil., 1 mile N. of sta. and 4 miles W. of Barnsley; P.O., and P.O. at Silkstone Common.

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