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Wombwell

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Wombwell is a small town near Barnsley, located in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 11,477.Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, its name's origin may mean "Womba's Well", or "well in a hollow".Wombwell railway station serves the Penistone and Hallam lines. Until 1959 it had another station on the Barnsley-Doncaster line that was closed when that line lost its passenger service.Wombwell was home to two collieries; Wombwell Main and Mitchells Main.Wombwell is close to the large shopping and leisure facilities of Cortonwood, and also has a number of local business from cafes to travel agents and high street chains like Wilko store on High Street.Wombwell has one main cemetery, tended to by a voluntary group named the Friends of Wombwell Cemetery. The cemetery houses two chapels that are Grade II listed buildings: one of which was transformed into an outdoor "Peace Garden" without a roof due to a fire before the group materialised; the other renovated into a "Community Hub".
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