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Elsecar, Barnsley

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Elsecar, Barnsley

Elsecar Listen/ˈɛlsɨkɑr/ is a village forming part of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. Like many villages in the area, it was for many years a coal mining village until the widespread pit closures during the 1980s. Elsecar is near the town of Hoyland and the villages of Jump and Wentworth. Elsecar is unique as a name: the origins are not entirely clear. Else or Elsi was the name of a local Saxon lord who owned land in the area.
Administrative CountyBarnsley
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE3800
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

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

Elsecar, eccl. dist. and vil., Wath upon Dearne par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire -- dist., pop. 2500; vil., 7i miles SE. of Barnsley; P.O.

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