image for Village item typeSilkstone Village

Village, free entry


General Enquiries

01226 766202


Town Hall House,
Shrewsbury Road,
S36 6DY


Pot House Hamlet has had a varied industrial past of glass, pottery, iron and corn. The old buildings have been renovated and new ones built in a sympathetic style to house a variety of business including a nursery, cafe, hairdressers and boutique. Silkstone Wagonway follows the route of the horse drawn railway which transported coal from Silkstone to Cawthorne. Part of the Waggonway is adjacent to Silkstone Beck and in places, visitors can see the reconstructed rails and passing places. The Huskar Pit Disaster in 1838 caused a national outcry and eventually led to the law that prevented women and children working down the mines. 26 children were drowned following a torrential downpour which flooded the pit in Nabs Wood, Silkstone Common. There is a memorial in Nabs Wood, placed there for the 150th anniversary, and the grave of the children is in Silkstone chuchyard.

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxTelephone (public)

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted


Free entry


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Map reference: SE 247032  Lat: 53.52488 Long: -1.62888

By Road
The centre of the village is situated just off the A628, approximately 4 miles from Barnsley on the way to Penistone.
By Public Transport
Rail - the nearest stations are at Silkstone common and Barnsley
Bus - there is a direct service to Barnsley with a less frequent service on Sundays

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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