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Langsett is located in South Yorkshire
Langsett shown within South Yorkshire
Population 222 (2011)
Civil parish
  • Langsett
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district S36
Dialling code 01226
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°30′N 1°41′W / 53.50°N 1.68°W / 53.50; -1.68Coordinates: 53°30′N 1°41′W / 53.50°N 1.68°W / 53.50; -1.68

Langsett is a village and civil parish near Penistone in South Yorkshire. It lies near the southern edge of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley and on the edge of the Peak District National Park. At the 2001 census it had a population of 161,[1] increasing to 222 at the 2011 Census.[2]

In the early Medieval period, Langsett was known as Penisale. It held a royal charter entitling it to hold a weekly market on Tuesdays and an annual three-day fair, but these were held somewhere in the country rather than in the village itself. The market charter was later used to start a market in Penistone.[3]

A tradition associates the location of Penisale market with a cross near the junction of Cross Lane and Hartcliffe Road. This theory is rejected by Neville T. Sharpe, who holds that this was a wayside cross used as a guide by travellers.[4]

In chronostratigraphy, the British sub-stage of the Carboniferous period, the 'Langsettian' derives its name from a study of geological exposures in the banks of the Little Don River near Langsett.[5]


  1. ^ Census 2001
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  3. ^ David Hey, Medieval South Yorkshire
  4. ^ Neville T. Sharpe, Crosses of the Peak District (Landmark Collectors Library, 2002)
  5. ^ Cleal, C.J., Thomas, B.A., 1996 British Upper Carboniferous Stratigraphy Vol 11 of the Geological Conservation Review series

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