Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Barnsley

Barnsley.-- township and mun. bor., Silkstone par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Dearne, 18 and 22 miles N. of Sheffield by different routes, and 187 miles N. of London by rail -- township and bor., 2386 ac., pop. 29,790; 3 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. B. is one of the chief seats of linen mfr., and is situated in a rich coal and iron mining district. The ruins of Monk Bretton Priory (1157) are 2 miles to NE.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "township and municipal borough"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Barnsley CP/Ch       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Barnsley

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