Jump, South Yorkshire

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Jump Post Office April 2017.jpg
Jump Post Office
Jump is located in South Yorkshire
Jump shown within South Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE381012
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BARNSLEY
Postcode district S74
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
53°30′23″N 1°25′37″W / 53.506300°N 1.427000°W / 53.506300; -1.427000Coordinates: 53°30′23″N 1°25′37″W / 53.506300°N 1.427000°W / 53.506300; -1.427000

Jump is a village in the metropolitan borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England.[1]

St George's Church

It is north-east of Hoyland, separated from it by the Jump Valley, through which a stream runs.[2] According to local legend, Jump village was named by the local coal miners having to 'jump' over the stream to go to work.[citation needed]

Flints from the late Mesolithic have been found in the Roebuck Hill area, along with Neolithic and Bronze Age material. No evidence of permanent settlement has been found from these periods. Pre-Roman Iron Age settlement of the area is known of because of post-holes, indicating the presence of a late-Iron Age roundhouse. A locally made beehive quern is one of many artefacts found at the site. Later Post-Medieval use of the site shows the construction of a kiln, possibly used to produce iron.[3]

The parish church is St George's, in the Diocese of Sheffield.[4]

Jump has a small selection of pubs and a Working Mens Club:

  • The Flying Dutchman
  • The Coach And Horses
  • The Wellington Inn

Also, the village hosts a traditional Fish and Chip shop, a butcher, a hairdresser, a convenience store and a Post Office. Recently opening in the village is a Sure Start nursery school, which is in the centre of the village. The village also has a local school for young children, Jump Primary School.


Two football teams from the village have competed in the FA Cup: Jump Home Guard F.C.[5] and Jump Working Mens Club F.C.[6]


The village is accessible by public transport via two bus routes, the 66 (one way), which runs approximately every ten minutes and the Jump Circular 67, which runs in both directions every hour. The nearest train station is just a short walk up the hill in Elsecar.[7]


  1. ^ Hoyland Inc. Jump, Elsecar & Stubbin. Barnsley Family History Society. 2001. ISBN 9781899224166.
  2. ^ "Jump Valley". getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  3. ^ "NAA Roebuck Hill, Jump, Barnsley, South Yorkshire". www.northernarchaeologicalassociates.co.uk. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  4. ^ www.achurchnearyou.com St George, Jump
  5. ^ "Jump Home Guard: FA Cup statistics". Wildstat.com. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Jump WMC: FA Cup statistics". Wildstat.com. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  7. ^ https://bustimes.org.uk/localities/E0030302

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