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Wombwell, Barnsley

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Wombwell, Barnsley

Wombwell (pronounced locally as Wum-well) is a small town near Barnsley, located in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 15,180. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, its name's origin may mean "Womba's Well", or "well in a hollow". Wombwell railway station (formerly Wombwell West) serves the Penistone and Hallam lines.
Administrative CountyBarnsley
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE3902
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

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

Wombwell, town and township with ry. sta., Darfield par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 4½ miles SE. of Barnsley, 3851 ac., pop. 8451; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Wombwell is a local government dist., and has rapidly risen in importance from the opening of coal mines, clayworks, and brickyards. The church is an Early English building. There are many fine residences.

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