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Barnsley in 50 Buildings

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The settlements of Berneslai and Crevesforde are recorded in the Doomsday book and Monk Bretton Priory, founded on the edge of the town in 1154, can still be seen today as well as the 13th Century St Helena’s well nearby. During the Civil War Charles I stayed at nearby Worsborough Hall and later the 18th century Royal Hotel was derided by John Wesley when preaching in the adjacent Markey Place. Barnsley Grammar School was also founded in the 18th century and its buildings still stand but the major growth in Barnsley occurred during the Industrial Revolution, particularly through coal-mining and glass production. The National Union of Mining Headquarters are situated on the edge of the town centre and Elsecar Heritage Centre includes the Newcomen Beam Engine. Barnsley’s civic pride is demonstrated in its imposing Town Hall, opened in 1933, although the expenditure on it was criticised by George Orwell. Recent years have seen significant developments in Barnsley and much of the town centre is being rebuilt including the Glass Works shopping centre, the Library @ the Lightbox, the Civic theatre and transport, two new town centre Colleges and the Digital Media Centre.

Barnsley in 50 Buildings explores the history of this fascinating town in Yorkshire through a selection of its most interesting buildings and structures, showing the changes that have taken place over the years. The book will appeal to all those who live in Barnsley or who have an interest in the town.

Book ISBN 9781398100343

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Nov 2020

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 120

Available on: Sunday 15th November 2020

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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