Results in Barnsley, Yorkshire
ORIGINALLY called Beornsley, a clearing belonging to an Anglo-Saxon called Beorn but the town is largely a product of the nineteenth century. Barnsley is located at the heart of the South Yorkshire coalfield in the valley of the River Dearne. Historic features include a May Day Green market established in 1249 and a Grammar School dating from 1660. A monument in the nearby town of Darfield commemorates the death of 189 men and boys who were buried alive at a local colliery in 1857.