Coordinates: 53°30′58″N 1°24′00″W / 53.516°N 1.400°W / 53.516; -1.400
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Hemingfield is located in South Yorkshire
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53°30′58″N 1°24′00″W / 53.516°N 1.400°W / 53.516; -1.400

Hemingfield is a village in the metropolitan borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.[1] The village falls within the Hoyland Milton Ward of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. The village has two pubs, The Albion and The Elephant & Castle, as well as a post office and The Ellis CofE Primary School. Notable organisations, past and present, include Hemingfield Action Group (HAG)[2] and Albion AFC.

In the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870–72) John Marius Wilson described Hemingfield:

HEMINGFIELD, a village in Wombwell township, Darfield parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 4 miles SE of Barnesley. Pop., 346. It has a post office under Barnesley, and a charity school.[3]


Legend has it the village gets its name from a Viking named 'Heming' who settled and established a farmstead. Hence, it was "Heming's field".[4]

Hemingfield Colliery[edit]

Hemingfield Colliery, also known as Elsecar Low Colliery, opened in 1840, and first produced coal in 1848.[5] The colliery is now preserved as a heritage attraction by the Friends of Hemingfield Colliery.

Hemingfield railway station[edit]

The Elsecar Heritage Railway currently terminates at Hemingfield, although there is no platform at present, with trains pausing before reversing back to Elsecar. However, a proposed extension of the railway to Cortonwood is well advanced, and a memorandum of understanding has been signed by the railway company and the friends of the colliery, agreeing that an intermediate station will be constructed at Hemingfield.[6]

A joint development project with the University of Sheffield School of Architecture in autumn 2016 resulted in initial proposals for a station at Hemingfield with the low-level platform connected to the high-level colliery buildings by means of a tall station building incorporating stairs and lifts.[7]


The village was represented in the FA Cup by Hemingfield F.C. in the 1920s.

Notable people[edit]


The number 67 Jump Circular bus runs in both directions through the village every hour.[8] Wombwell railway station is the closest rail link to the village.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 110 Sheffield & Huddersfield (Glossop & Holmfirth) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319231876.
  2. ^ "Hemingfield Action Group - Charity/Voluntary, in Voluntary Action Barnsley". www.HemingfieldActionGroup676.VABarnsley.org.uk. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  3. ^ "A Vision of Britain Through Time: Hemingfield". www.VisionOfBritain.co.uk. GB Historical GIS/University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Heming - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics". www.NordicNames.de. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  5. ^ Notes on Elsecar 1901: The Godfrey Edition Published by Alan Godfrey Maps ISBN 1-84151-529-9
  6. ^ Memorandum of Understanding outlined here
  7. ^ Plans may be viewed at this colliery webpage.
  8. ^ "viewtimetable". www.TravelSouthYorkshire.com. Retrieved 16 December 2017.