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Barnsley Town Hall
Barnsley Town Hall
Coordinates 53 ° 33 ′  N , 1 ° 29 ′  W Coordinates: 53 ° 33 ′  N , 1 ° 29 ′  W
OS National Grid SE3406
Barnsley (England)
Residents 91,000 (as of 2011)
Post town BARNSLEY
ZIP code section S70 - S75
prefix 01226
Part of the country England
region Yorkshire and the Humber
Metropolitan county South Yorkshire
District Barnsley

Barnsley is a city in England and the administrative seat of metropolitan county South Yorkshire . Its population is about 91,000. The city is the eponymous core of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley , which has about 230,000 inhabitants.


Barnsley is 12 miles north of Sheffield , 17 miles south of Leeds and 14 miles west of Doncaster .


Previously had coal mines the most important in the economy of the city.

One of the worst mining disasters in Great Britain's history occurred in the city. On December 12, 1866, there was a firedamp explosion in the "Oaks Colliery" colliery in the Stairfoot district. 334 miners were killed. When a rescue team tried to take care of the situation, a second detonation occurred that caused another 27 deaths.

In the 1950s, coal mining began to decline.


Today in Barnsley, among other things, companies in the food industry are located. There is also an Ardagh Glass Group facility in Barnsley for the manufacture of container glass in Europe.


The Barnsley College operates in collaboration with several universities, the University Campus Barnsley .


With the Barnsley FC , a professional football team is based in Barnsley. The club, founded in 1887, has been a member of the Football League since 1898 and played first-class for one year in the 1997/98 season , and in 1912 the team won the FA Cup .

The Weber Cup , a bowling tournament between the USA and Europe , took place in the Barnsley Metrodome from 2005 to 2015 and 2017 .

Twin cities

sons and daughters of the town

  • Saxon , heavy metal band

Web links

Commons : Barnsley  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Thomas William Embleton: Notes on the Oaks Colliery explosion, ot the 12th December, 1866, and on the subsequent explosions . In: North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers: Transactions , vol. 25 (1876); Pp. 29–40 ( digitized version ).
  2. Description of the memorial in memory of the victims: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough on the website of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA), National Recording Project, South Yorkshire (English), accessed December 12, 2018.
  3. Northern Mine Research Society: Goldthorpe Colliery , accessed December 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Ardagh Group: Locations , accessed December 12, 2018.