Feature Map of Penistone Town Centre

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Map of Area 2008
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Penistone Church, Anglican
St John the Baptist
Penistone Town Centre

Spring Vale Methodist Church
Opposite school, Sheffield Road, Spring Vale.

St Andrew's Church, Methodist
Next to Library, High Street, Penistone,

St Mary's, Roman Catholic
Talbot Road off Bridge St., Penistone

St Saviour's Church, Anglican
Manchester Road, Thurlstone

Thurlstone & Millhouse Green Methodist Church
Manchester Road, Millhouse Green

Bullhouse Independent Chapel
Bullhouse Estate, Penistone, South Yorkshire

St John the Evangelist, Anglican
Upper Denby

Parking and Principal features of Penistone Town Centre

Street Plan of Penistone

Parking Locations. Also see Square-about Plan below.

  • Tesco and Market Barn (2 and 3 hour time-limited)
  • Spar - Front and rear (Time limited)
  • Paramount Theatre (for patrons)
  • Community Centre, Church Street (for Comm. Centre)
  • Behind Spread Eagle (for patrons)
  • Outside Penistone Church (not when church activity)
  • Railway Station
  • Three places on the Squareabout

Trans-Pennine Trail, park at:

  • T-P Trail Side of Tesco (10 - Not time-limited);
  • Near Julie's Café (Away from customer cars);
  • Railway Station (7);
  • Community Centre (Church Street);
  • Top of Wentworth Crescent (Away from houses)
    - For people on foot, steps up to the T-P Trail.

Public Toilet - By the Town Centre bus shelter, 20p.
Telephone Box - By Penistone Church.

Post Boxes:

  • By Lancaster's Estate Agent, Market Street;
  • Victoria Street, near corner of Wilson Ave.;
  • Opposite White Heart, Wentworth Rd, Bridge End.

Bus Stops:
Town Centre Bus Shelter for Barnsley, Holmfirth, etc.
By church wall on Shrewsbury Road, for Sheffield
Near Green Kleens (inward),
Outside the former Wentworth Arms (outward).

Council Office - Community Centre, Church Street.
Council Meetings - Second door above the Paramount.

  1. Penistone Church, Clark's Chemist, J&B Antiques
  2. Paramount Theatre, Council Offices, Masonic Hall
  3. The Post Office has moved to High Street, near '5'.
  4. Penistone Market Barn
  5. Pen Group Practise Surgery
  6. Library & St. Andrew's Church
  7. Railway Station and:
    • (Wine) Cellars Direct
    • Lavender International
    • Penistone Pine
  8. Watermeadows Park & Viaduct
  9. Trans-Pennine Trail
  10. Tesco, time-limited Car Park
  11. New houses (old steelworks)
  12. Penistone Grammar School
  13. St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Rd

In a heart attack emergency, don't panic, call 999, give location and explain all, ask for defib access code and follow instructions in the box.
  • Clark's Chemist, Market St.,
  • Community Centre, Church St.,
  • Spring Vale Methodist Church,
  • Whitby and Chandler, Spring Vale,
  • St Aidan's Church, Oxspring,
  • Penistone Leisure Centre,
  • Thurgoland Village Hall,
  • Former shop, Ingbirchworth,
  • Phone Box, Upper Denby.

The Cop Shop
Corner of Bridge St. and Talbot Rd.
Emergencies 999, non-emergencies 101,
Old phone number was 73 6387.

Cop Shop


  • Pen Church FC - Church View Rd.
  • Pen Footpath Runners - at PCFC
  • Cricket Club - Sheff. Rd., Spring Vale,
  • Bowling Club - Top of Tesco Car Park,
  • Penistone Leisure Centre - Thurlstone Rd.

Children's Recreation Grounds
  • By the Bowling Club
  • Next to Penistone Church Football Club, Church View Road,
  • Wentworth Road (Bridge End),
  • Off Lyttleton Crescent, Cubley,
  • Near the Dumpit site, Spring Vale.

The 'Get-a-map' image above is reproduced with the kind permission of Ordnance Survey. Grid reference at the centre: SE 245 030 GB Grid.

The Squareabout
This system (shown below) became operational January 2012 and was set up to deter HGVs from following Satnav instructions to go down the very narrow Church Street. Unlike conventional roundabouts, the traffic flow is anti-clockwise around the block. Beware of vehicles emerging from the top of Shrewsbury Road, as there are plenty of drivers who do not notice the road signs. Even now.

Squareabout one-way system

Penistone Group Practice NHS Surgery

Opening Times:
Mondays - 8.15am to 8pm,
Tuesday to Friday - 8.15am to 6.30pm,
Weekends - Closed

Penistone Group Practice, 19 High Street, Penistone.
Call 76 2424 for appointments. This is a very busy line but now has a 'Ring-back' service on some types of call.

NB The Dispensary is closed on Wednesdays, 12:30pm and 3pm.
See their website for details of the Thurgoland and Silkstone surgeries.

Kingswell NHS Surgery

Opening Times (As from Jan 2019):
Monday - 7.45am to 7pm,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 7.45am to 6.30pm,
Wednesday - 7am to 7pm

Call 76 5300 to make an appointment. The Kingswell Dispensary can be contacted by telephone between 10am and 3pm, and in person at any time during opening hours.

Kingswell Surgery, 40 Shrewsbury Road, Penistone. Opposite the church.

Useful Phone Numbers
Barnsley District General Hospital (BDGH) - 01226 730000
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield - 0114 271 1900
Sheffield Children’s Hospital - 0114 271 7000

Clark’s Chemist - 01226 763103
Well Pharmacy (the old Co-op Chemist) - 01226 762185
More phone numbers can be found on the Kingswell website.

Penistone Library
Penistone Library is administered by Barnsley Council and supports Jobsearch and training opportunities. It also provides some free or paid-for courses, such as computer tutorials, digital photography courses and more.

Penistone Library is now on Facebook under the name of ASCL Penistone Library. See the Library Tour page for more.
For enquiries and renewals, please call 76 2313. The Opening Times (as of 2018):

Sunday Closed
Monday 9 am 6 pm Library
Tuesday 9 am 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am Noon
Thursday 9 am 7 pm
Friday 9 am 5 pm
Saturday 9.30 am Noon

Local Interest Books
Cawthorne Garden Centre
(opposite Cannon Hall car park)
The Yorkshire Shop in Denby Dale also has local books.
Hallmark shop on High Street, Penistone has Penistone merchandise, such as: cards from Penistone, mugs, postcards, fridge magnets, teatowels, etc.

Contacting the Police
Happy band of crime fightersTo report a non-emergency incident you are supposed to call 101 but you might have to wait a very long time for it to be answered, if at all. It has been useless for years. Email is a better way, as you can collect your thoughts together and put the relevent information, photos, etc. into one document, then CC it to other important parties, to endorse that you have sent it.

For suspicious behaviour, drug-taking, etc. on a train or Penistone Railway Station, call British Transport Police via 999 or send a text message to 61016. The station has new CCTV cameras fitted (May 2019).

Examples of 101 use from SY Police website:

Police Links

Other Links

Emergencies - For real emergencies, call 999. The American 911 emergency number also works as 999.

Some Address Anomalies
Market Street blends into High Street at Gregg's shop (opposite Park Avenue) but where High Street blends into Mortimer Road is less certain. In the UK, the traditional High Street is where the shops are but most of ours are on Market Street, What we now call High Street was at one time called Town Street, and some of the numbers changed. Another oddity is that High Street is regarded as 'residential' but this limits what the few shops on High Street can do, such as not being able to open in the evening.

Another anomally is that there are two Back Lanes in Penistone. Actually, it was one until Tesco arrived and split the 'L' - shaped road into two, so you might have to be specific, such as 'Back Lane by the Bowling Club' or 'Back Lane by the Market Barn'.

Bridge Street confuses people. First of all, it is named after 'Penistone Bridge' over the River Don, as in 'Bridge End', not the ex-railway bridge at the top of the hill. It's easy to miss it nowadays, but Penistone Bridge was well-known at one time and already in use in 1771, when Hans Winthrop Mortimer received Parliamentary assent for an 'Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Penistone Bridge, in the County of York, to Grindleford Bridge, in the County of Derby, (etc.)' His turnpike road was constructed in 1777 but was never a success. Penistone Bridge was rebuilt in 1866 and again in 1915 (now 'Listed').

The ex-railway bridge at the top Bidge Street was built in the mid-nineteenth century for the Woodhead Line to Manchester, now used for the Trans-Pennine Trail. It is likely that St Mary's Street from the town centre would have finished at Talbot Road before the railway bridge was built but it now terminates at the bridge. Road names were a bit hit-and-miss in the old days. As the roundabout had been interjected into St Mary's Street, the best name is 'St Mary's Street Roundabout' rather than 'the Tesco roundabout', as visitors might not know that the new road (Market Lane) leads up to the supermarket.

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