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Silkstone Common, Barnsley

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Silkstone Common, Barnsley

Silkstone Common is a village in the metropolitan borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. The village has Junior and Infants Schools, a railway station, a single local shop and the Station Inn. One of the most notable events in the history of the village was the Huskar Pit Disaster, which occurred on 4 July 1838 when a freak storm flooded part of the mine, killing 26 children; the youngest was 7 years, the oldest 17.
Administrative CountyBarnsley
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2904
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 Census)

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