High Street, Wombwell
Wombwell shown within South Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|Metropolitan county||South Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Barnsley East|
Wombwell railway station (formerly Wombwell West) serves the Penistone and Hallam lines. Until 1959 it had another station (Wombwell Central) on the Barnsley-Doncaster line that was closed when that line lost its passenger service.
Wombwell was home to two collieries; Wombwell Main and Mitchells Main.
Wombwell is close to the large shopping and leisure facilities of Cortonwood, and also has a number of local business from cafes to travel agents and high street chains like Wilkinson's on High Street.
- Netherwood Advanced Learning Centre established in 2012 from a merger of Wombwell High School and Darfield Foulstone School
- St Michael and All Angels Catholic Primary School, located on Stonyford Road, was established in 1903
- Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre, established in 2007 from a merger of Kings Road Infant School and Oakfield Junior School
- High View Primary Learning Centre, established in 2007 from a merger of Highfields Junior School and Wood View Infant School
- Park Street Primary Learning Centre
Earliest recorded scrying
William Byg (alias Lech) of Wombwell is credited with the first ever recorded case of scrying in modern Europe. This confession was recorded on 22 August 1467. He was said to have earned a living by finding stolen property with the help of his crystal ball for over a period of two years, and was eventually charged with heresy. Scholars have researched and examined, until modern times, Byg's description of his own scrying. His description matches many scying examples and methods which occurred later, and his work is considered authentic by those who believe it is possible to find property by paranormal means.
- Crystal gazing: a study in the history, distribution, theory and practice of scrying - Theodore Besterman
|Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Wombwell.|