Silkstone Common

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Silkstone Common
Silkstone Common is located in South Yorkshire
Silkstone Common
Silkstone Common
Silkstone Common shown within South Yorkshire
Population2,954 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE290044
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
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53°32′08″N 1°33′44″W / 53.5355°N 1.5622°W / 53.5355; -1.5622Coordinates: 53°32′08″N 1°33′44″W / 53.5355°N 1.5622°W / 53.5355; -1.5622

Silkstone Common is a village in the metropolitan borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England.

The village has Junior and Infants Schools, a railway station, a single local shop and the Station Inn.

One of the most notable events in the history of the village was the Huskar Pit Disaster, which occurred on 4 July 1838 when a freak storm flooded part of the mine, killing 26 children; the youngest was 7 years, the oldest 17. A historical account of this event has been documented in the book entitled Children of the Dark.

Notable buildings include Knabb's Hall which was built in late 17th century for William and Elizabeth Wood of Wortley Forge, and the Old Station House, a building located directly beside the railway line which once housed the railway owner but now functions as a residential building.[2]


  1. ^ This population figure is for the civil parish of Silkstone, which also includes the village of Silkstone."Silkstone CP: Parish Headcounts". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2007-04-08.
  2. ^ "Knabbe's Hall". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-02-01.

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