Place:Wombwell, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameWombwell
TypeTown, Urban district
Coordinates53.517°N 1.4°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoBarnsley (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
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Wombwell (pronounced locally as Wum-well) is a small town near Barnsley, located in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 15,180.

Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, its name's origin 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 another station (Wombwell Central) on the Barnsley-Doncaster line that was closed when that line lost its passenger service.

Wombwell was home to two collieries; Wombwell Main and Mitchells Main.

Wombwell is close to the large shopping and leisure facilities of Cortonwood, and also has a number of local business from cafes to travel agents and high street chains like Wilkinson's on High Street.

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