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Penistone
South Yorkshire
Penistone is the highest market town in England (750ft / 230m above sea level) with a long history with the parts of the church dating back to the 13th century and the Grammar School founded in 1392. Although largely rural today, at one time it had a thriving textile industry with its own Cloth Hall (now a chemist) and a huge steel and iron works that closed in 1930. The Huddersfield-Sheffield line was built here in 1850 necessitating the building of a 29 arch viaduct across the valley to the town. Today it has reverted back to a market town with a new cruck type hall built in 2011.

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Population
12,000
Must See
Market Hall, Church
Attractions
St John's Church
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St John's Church
Market Place, Penistone S36

Remains of a Saxon cross can be found inside. The stone building dates back to 1243, although largely what you see today dates from the 14th Century. Walk round the grounds and follow a history timeline of Penistone.

Admission: Free (please leave donation)
Open: Tues-Thurs 9:00am-12noon
Tel: 01226 370006

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Cloth Hall
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Cloth Hall
Market Street, Penistone S36

The Cloth Hall was built in 1763 and has now be turned into a range of businesses. You can wander around the outside - or go into one of the shops.

Admission: Free
Open: Mon-Sat
Tel:

Market Hall
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Market Hall
Off Market Street, Penistone S36

Market Day is Thursday with a Farmers Market held on third Saturday of the month. The building is also used for events and car boot sales.

Admission: Free
Open: All year round
Tel: 01226 370084

Market
Thurs / Farmers Market second Saturday of month
Shops
Mostly independent.
Live!
Paramount
Sport
Tourist Info Centre
Library, High Street, Penistone S36 6BR
Direct Access
Train station. Central car parking.
1hr City Walk
Overview
A circular tour around the town centre.
Video Features
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Slide Show

Diary

June
Penistone Parade and Gala
Penistone Parade and Gala

Usually the second Saturday in June.

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Penistone Festival of Folk
Penistone Festival of Folk

One day free festival held in the Market Hall, usually on third Sunday in June

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September
Penistone Show
Penistone Show

One of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the north. Usually second Saturday in September. First held 1954.

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