Wombwell (locally /ˈwʊmwəl/) is a town close Barnsley, located in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. The town in the 2011 census was split amongst a ward called Wombwell, as without difficulty as little parts that fell under two extra wards called Darfield (specifically the area south of Pitt Street, including Broomhill) and Stairfoot (specifically the Place south of Aldham Crescent). Added together, these list the town’s population as nearly 15,316.
Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, its name’s stock may mean “Womba’s Well”, or “well in a hollow”.
Wombwell railway station (formerly Wombwell West) serves the Penistone and Hallam lines. Until 1959 it had different station (Wombwell Central) on the Barnsley-Doncaster pedigree that was closed considering that line purposeless its passenger service. Wombwell was house to two collieries; Wombwell Main and Mitchells Main. Wombwell is near to the large shopping and leisure services of Cortonwood, and along with has a number of local event from cafes to travel agents and high street chains similar to 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 blaze before the group materialised; the further renovated into a “Community Hub”.