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Coordinates: 53°32′42″N 1°27′32″W / 53.545°N 1.459°W / 53.545; -1.459

Centre of the Kendray estate with playground and amphitheatre

Kendray is an area in the S70 postal district of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England that lies between Sheffield Road and Doncaster Road, both of which lead to and from Barnsley town centre.

Just under half of the old housing in Kendray has been demolished and replaced with fields, large recreational areas and modern housing. An amphitheatre and playground were built on one of the old sites, and new housing is being constructed on the other remaining sites. There are also plans to build a leisure centre nearby.

Recent regeneration has seen new housing replacing old and unusable housing, turning it into a more modern estate. Continued building is ongoing, as of 2008. Current amenities and services available include a play area in the centre, local shopping, a post office, medical centre, schooling for juniors and a football ground with numerous artificial pitches available.

Barnsley Academy is a secondary school in Kendray taking up to 900 pupils, bot including the sixth form. The Forest Academy, called named "Kendray Primary" until 2013, also is in Kendray.

Within two miles of Barnsley town centre and easy access to the Trans Pennine Trail and the M1 motorway, Kendray is becoming a popular location for the average family.

Kendray Initiative[edit]

This was established to manage the neighbourhood by local residents, the Council and others in 1999.[1]


  1. ^ "Case Study 080 - Managing a neighbourhood actively". HCA website. Homes and Communities Agency. Archived from the original on 2011-12-06. Retrieved 2013-05-08.

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