Hemingfield is a village in the metropolitan borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.[1] The village falls within the Hoyland Milton Ward of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. The village has two pubs, The Albion and The Elephant & Castle, as well as a post office, a pharmacy and The Ellis CofE Primary School. Notable organisations, past and present, include Hemingfield Action Group (HAG)[2] and Albion AFC.

In the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870–72) John Marius Wilson described Hemingfield:

HEMINGFIELD, a village in Wombwell township, Darfield parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 4 miles SE of Barnesley. Pop., 346. It has a post office under Barnesley, and a charity school.[3]

Hemingfield 2003
Hemingfield is located in South Yorkshire
Location within South Yorkshire
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtS73
Dialling code01226
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EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
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Legend has it the village gets its name from a viking named 'Heming' who settled and established a farmstead. Hence, it was "Heming's field".[4]

Hemingfield Colliery

Hemingfield Colliery, also known as Elsecar Low Colliery, opened in 1840, and first produced coal in 1848.[5] The colliery is now preserved as a heritage attraction by the Friends of Hemingfield Colliery.

Hemingfield railway station

The Elsecar Heritage Railway currently terminates at Hemingfield, although there is no platform at present, with trains pausing before reversing back to Elsecar. However, a proposed extension of the railway to Cortonwood is well advanced, and a memorandum of understanding has been signed by the railway company and the friends of the colliery, agreeing that an intermediate station will be constructed at Hemingfield.[6]

A joint development project with the University of Sheffield School of Architecture in autumn 2016 resulted in initial proposals for a station at Hemingfield with the low-level platform connected to the high-level colliery buildings by means of a tall station building incorporating stairs and lifts.[7]


The village was represented in the FA Cup by Hemingfield F.C. in the 1920s.

Notable people


The number 67 Jump Circular bus runs in both directions through the village every hour. [8] Wombwell railway station is the closest rail link to the village.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 110 Sheffield & Huddersfield (Glossop & Holmfirth) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319231876.
  2. ^ "Hemingfield Action Group - Charity/Voluntary, in Voluntary Action Barnsley". www.HemingfieldActionGroup676.VABarnsley.org.uk. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  3. ^ "A Vision of Britain Through Time: Hemingfield". www.VisionOfBritain.co.uk. GB Historical GIS/University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Heming - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics". www.NordicNames.de. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  5. ^ Notes on Elsecar 1901: The Godfrey Edition Published by Alan Godfrey Maps ISBN 1-84151-529-9
  6. ^ Memorandum of Understanding outlined here
  7. ^ Plans may be viewed at this colliery webpage.
  8. ^ "viewtimetable". www.TravelSouthYorkshire.com. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
1920–21 FA Cup qualifying rounds

The 1920–21 FA Cup was the 46th season of the world's oldest football knockout competition; the Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup for short. The large number of clubs entering the tournament from lower down the English football league system meant that the competition started with a number of preliminary and qualifying rounds. The 12 victorious teams from the Sixth Round Qualifying progressed to the First Round Proper.

1973 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

The first elections to the newly created Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 10 May 1973, with the entirety of the 60 seat council - three seats for each of the 20 wards - up for vote. The Local Government Act 1972 stipulated that the elected members were to shadow and eventually take over from the predecessor corporation on 1 April 1974. The order in which the councillors were elected dictated their term serving, with third-place candidates serving two years and up for re-election in 1975, second-placed three years expiring in 1976 and 1st-placed five years until 1978.The election resulted in Labour gaining control of the council.

1975 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

Elections to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 1 May 1975 with one third of the seats up for election. Labour retained control of the council.

1976 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

Elections to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 6 May 1976, with one third of council up for election. The election resulted in the Labour retaining control of the council.

1978 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

Elections to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 4 May 1978. One third of the council was up for election. The election resulted in the Labour retaining control of the council. The sole Democratic Labour councillor elected in 1973 successfully defended his seat as an Independent and the only Independent elected in 1973 unsuccessfully defended his seat as a Conservative.

A6195 road

The A6195 road runs through the Dearne Valley in South Yorkshire.

Coal seams of the South Yorkshire Coalfield

The coal seams worked in the South Yorkshire Coalfield lie mainly in the middle coal measures. These are a series of mudstones, shales, sandstones, and coal seams laid down during the Carboniferous period about 350 million years ago. The total depth of the strata is about 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi).

The list of coal seams that follows starts at the shallowest seam and proceeds downwards with the outcrops occurring progressively further west until the deepest coal seam, the Silkstone Seam which outcropped at the western edge of the coalfield.

The thicknesses and depths of each seam are not given as they vary across the coalfield.

Dearne and Dove Canal

The Dearne and Dove Canal ran for almost ten miles through South Yorkshire, England from Swinton to Barnsley through nineteen locks, rising 127 feet (39 m). The canal also had two short branches, the Worsbrough branch and the Elsecar branch, both about two miles long with reservoirs at the head of each. The Elsecar branch also has another six locks. The only tunnel was bypassed by a cutting in 1840.The canal was created mainly to carry cargo from the extensive coal mining industry in the area. Other cargo included pig iron, glass, lime, oil products and general merchandise. A combination of railway competition and subsidence caused by the same mines it served forced the canal into a gradual decline, closing completely in 1961. As the local coal industry also collapsed in the 1980s the canal was thrown a lifeline with the forming of the Barnsley Canal Group who are now attempting to restore the whole canal, an effort further boosted by the abandonment of the railway which replaced it.


Elsecar (listen) is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. Like many villages in the area, it was for many years a colliery village until the widespread pit closures during the 1980s. Elsecar is near the town of Hoyland and the villages of Jump and Wentworth. Elsecar is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Hoyland, 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Barnsley and 8 miles (13 km) north-east of Sheffield. The village falls within the Barnsley MBC Ward of Hoyland Milton.

Elsecar is unique as a name. It is thought to derive from the Old English personal name of Aelfsige (mentioned in Cartulary of Nostell Priory, 1259–66) and the Old Norse word kjarr, used to denote a marsh or brushwood.

Elsecar Collieries

The Elsecar Collieries were the coal mines sunk in and around Elsecar, a small village to the south of Barnsley in what is now South Yorkshire, but was traditionally in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

The last operating mine, Elsecar Main, closed in 1984 and with its closure ended 230 years of mining in the village

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Elsecar Heritage Centre is a living history centre in Elsecar, Barnsley, England.

Elsecar Heritage Railway

The Elsecar Heritage Railway (EHR) is located on the southern part of the former South Yorkshire Railway freight-only branch which ran from Elsecar Junction on its Mexborough to Barnsley Line.

The Elsecar Heritage Railway operates an out and back tourist train ride on a 1 mile (1.6 km) section of the branch using steam and diesel locomotives, currently running between Rockingham station (at the back of the Elsecar Heritage Centre) and Hemingfield Basin. The railway is operated using a variety of different preserved rolling stock.

The EHR plans eventually to operate the line into Cortonwood, with a new halt at Hemingfield, doubling the length of the line to two miles.

Fred Butcher

Frederick William Butcher (14 August 1913 – May 1996) was an English professional footballer. A left back, he played in the Football League for Aston Villa, Blackpool and Swindon Town.

List of schools in Barnsley

This is a list of schools in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in the English county of South Yorkshire.

List of settlements in South Yorkshire by population

This is a list of settlements in South Yorkshire by population based on the results of the 2011 census. The next United Kingdom census will take place in 2021. In 2011, there were 34 built-up area subdivisions with 5,000 or more inhabitants in South Yorkshire, shown in the table below.

Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley

The Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley is a metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England; its main town is Barnsley.

The borough is bisected by the M1 motorway; it is rural to the west, and largely urban/industrial to the east. 68% of Barnsley's 32,863 hectares is green belt and 9% is national park land, the majority of which is West of the M1. In 2007 it was estimated that Barnsley had 224,600 residents, measured at the 2011 census as 231,221. nine tenths of whom live east of the M1.

The borough was formed under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the county borough of Barnsley with Cudworth, Darfield, Darton, Dearne, Dodworth, Hoyland Nether, Penistone, Royston, Wombwell and Worsborough urban districts, along with Penistone Rural District, part of Hemsworth Rural District and part of Wortley Rural District, all in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

The borough now forms part of both the Sheffield City Region and the Leeds City Region.

Rockingham railway station (South Yorkshire)

Rockingham (South Yorkshire) railway station is the terminus of the preserved line which is being built along the trackbed of the former Elsecar branch of the South Yorkshire Railway. The station is built within the Elsecar Heritage Centre, the former National Coal Board workshops at Elsecar. The station officially opened to passengers on 5 April 1996, when the inaugural train ran to Hemingfield.The line runs from Rockingham station to Hemingfield Basin, alongside the Elsecar Branch of the Dearne and Dove Canal but it was intended to extend the line to Cortonwood with halts at Hemingfield and Cortonwood during 2013. However, by February 2017 the project was ongoing but still incomplete.The station was called Rockingham by Barnsley Council (who re-opened the railway) after a second name of the Earl Fitzwilliam family, the original builders of the line in the 1850s.

S postcode area

The S postcode area, also known as the Sheffield postcode area, is a group of 45 postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of eight post towns. These districts cover much of South Yorkshire (including Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Mexborough), part of north Derbyshire (including Chesterfield, Dronfield and the Hope Valley) and north-west Nottinghamshire (including Worksop).

T.B.A. Clarke

Thomas Bishop Andrews Clarke (5 October 1868 – 9 January 1909) was an English footballer who played as a striker for Sheffield United and represented the Sheffield FA against Glasgow in 1890.

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