Place:Silkstone Common, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameSilkstone Common
TypeVillage
Coordinates53.5355°N 1.5622°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, 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
Silkstone, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish of which it is a part


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Silkstone Common is a village in the metropolitan borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England.

The village has Junior and Infants Schools, a railway station, a single local shop and the Station Inn.

One of the most notable events in the history of the village was the Huskar Pit Disaster, which occurred on 4 July 1838 when a freak storm flooded part of the mine, killing 26 children; the youngest was 7 years, the oldest 17. A historical account of this event has been documented in the book entitled Children of the Dark.

Notable buildings include Knabbe's Hall which was built in late 17th century for William and Elizabeth Wood of Wortley Forge, and the Old Station House, a building located directly beside the railway line which once housed the railway owner but now functions as a residential building.

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