Place:High Hoyland, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameHigh Hoyland
Alt namesHolandsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 316
Holantsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 316
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.584°N 1.593°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoPenistone Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part until 1974
Barnsley (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
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High Hoyland is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England, on the border with West Yorkshire. It lies to the west of Kexbrough, and is located at approximately , at an elevation of around 200 metres above sea level. At the 2001 census it had a population of 142.

There are many Hoylands in Barnsley - there is the town of Hoyland itself south east of Barnsley on the road to Sheffield, which includes the former hamlets of Hoyland Common, Upper Hoyland and Hoyland Nether (nether being old English for "lower"). Hoylandswaine is located on the opposite side of the wide valley, and at almost 1000 feet above sea level has a wilder and bleaker feel than High Hoyland.

The word Hoyland is derived from Norse, and at its simplest means "farm on a hill". Despite being countless farms on hills around England, the majority of the Hoylands are concentrated in Barnsley.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article High Hoyland.

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