Coordinates: 53°34′03″N 1°34′19″W / 53.5674°N 1.5719°W / 53.5674; -1.5719
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The post office in Cawthorne
Cawthorne is located in South Yorkshire
Location within South Yorkshire
Population1,151 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE284079
• London150 miles (240 km)
Civil parish
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtS75
Dialling code01226
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53°34′03″N 1°34′19″W / 53.5674°N 1.5719°W / 53.5674; -1.5719

Cawthorne is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. The village was once a centre of the iron and coal mining industry; today it is part of an affluent commuter belt west of Barnsley. At the 2001 census it had a population of 1,108,[3] increasing to 1,151 at the 2011 Census.[1]

The village pub, the Spencer Arms, is named after the Spencer-Stanhope family, who once owned large swathes of the local area. Their home was Cannon Hall, the park of which borders the village.[4]

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.[5]

Cawthorne is frequented by ramblers as many walking routes start from the village.[6]

The Victoria Jubilee Museum, built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, was opened in 1889 and contains numerous unusual exhibits including a stuffed cheetah and a two-headed lamb.[7]

All Saints Church overlooks the village, and there is a Methodist church on Darton Road. All Saints contains memorials to the Barnby and Spencer families.[8][9]

In the heart of the village stands Malt Kiln Row, originally the malt kiln for Cannon Hall.[10]

Kate Rusby, English folk singer-songwriter, lives in the village with her husband and two children.

Freedom of the Parish[edit]

The following people and military units have received the Freedom of the Parish of Cawthorne.


  • Robert Barr: 18 August 2023.[11]

All Saints Church, Cawthorne

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Cawthorne Parish (1170210855)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Cawthorne Parish Council Website". Cawthorne Parish Council. 19 August 2023. Retrieved 19 August 2023.
  3. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Cawthorne Parish (1543503911)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ "This Week on the Farm". Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  5. ^ History of Cawthorne/Barnby Hall, Banks Hall, Manor House & c., Wikisource
  6. ^ "Cawthorne Walk". Walks in Yorkshire. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Cawthorne and Cannon Hall Estate is a treasure trove of history". Yorkshire Life. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Barnby Hall, Cawthorne, Yorkshire,". Archived from the original on 14 July 2007. Retrieved 9 March 2009.
  9. ^ History of Cawthorne, Parish Church, wikisource
  10. ^ "A Brief History - Cawthorne Parish Council". Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  11. ^ Tolson, Jack (18 August 2023). "Freedom of the Parish honour for veteran farmer". The Barnsley Chronicle. Retrieved 19 August 2023.

External links[edit]

Media related to Cawthorne at Wikimedia Commons