Cawthorne

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This article is about the village in South Yorkshire. For the Roman site in North Yorkshire, see Cawthorne Camp. For people named Cawthorne or Cawthorn, see Cawthorne (surname).

Coordinates: 53°34′03″N 1°34′19″W / 53.5674°N 1.5719°W / 53.5674; -1.5719

Cawthorne
Cawthorne Village.jpg
The post office in Cawthorne
Cawthorne is located in South Yorkshire
Cawthorne
Cawthorne
 Cawthorne shown within South Yorkshire
Population 1,108 (2001)
OS grid reference SE284079
Civil parish Cawthorne
Metropolitan borough Barnsley
Metropolitan county South Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BARNSLEY
Postcode district S75
Dialling code 01226
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Barnsley West and Penistone
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Cawthorne is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. The village was once the centre of a localised iron and coal mining industry, though today it is the centre of a very affluent commuter belt, west of Barnsley. At the 2001 census it had a population of 1,108.[1]

The village has a choral society, a brass band,[1] a museum, a stately home (Cannon Hall), and a Young Farmers Club. The local charitable club, Cawthorne wives holds meetings and raises money for local and national charities. Young people are catered for by the Grass Roots drama club which produces an annual play ranging from comedy to Shakespeare. Every four years the village produces a Community Drama in the grounds of Cannon Hall involving the band, choral society and 100 actors from the village. In 2000 this was One Breath and in 2004 Time and Chance.[2] The village pub, the Spencer Arms is named from the village's association with the Spencer-Stanhope family who once owned large swathes of the local area. Their family home was Cannon Hall, the park of which borders the village. Cannon Hall is now a museum run by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Nearby visitor attractions include Cannon Hall Farm.

Two earlier residences in Cawthorne were Barnby Hall, home of the Barnby family, and Banks Hall, the seat of the Misses Spencer-Stanhope and of a branch of the Greene family.[2]

Cawthorne is frequented by ramblers as many excellent walking routes start from the village.

The village museum contains a boot worn by a man struck by lightning, native American smoking devices and a twin headed cow. The museum was built to commemorate a visit by Queen Victoria.

All Saints Church overlooks the village, and there is a Methodist church on Darton Road. All Saints contains memorials to the Barnby[3] and Spencer families, among others.[4]

All Saints Church, Cawthorne

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