Is penistone a real place?

Penistone (/ˈpɛnɪstən/ PEN-iss-tən) is a market town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, which had a population of 22,909 at the 2011 census.

Where does the name penistone come from?

Penistone is a thriving market town west of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, in the foothills of the Pennines. Its name derives from the Old English “tun”, meaning farm or village; Penstun and Penstone are early versions of the name. The Domesday Book simply refers to it as “wasted”.

Is penistone in the Pennines?

Penistone is located at the foot of the Pennines and is surrounded by beautiful and historic landscape which is well worth exploring on the ground.

Where is penistone Viaduct?

Penistone Viaduct is curved railway viaduct which carries the Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway (now known as the Penistone Line) over Sheffield Road (B6462) and the River Don. The stone viaduct consists of 29 arches and is on a curve of 40 chains radius.

What is near Penistone?

Tourist attractions near Penistone

  • Whistlestop Valley.
  • Agden Bog Nature Reserve.
  • National Coal Mining Museum for England.
  • Elsecar Heritage Centre, Elsecar.
  • The Churches Conservation Trust: Holy Trinity Church.
  • Tolson Memorial Museum.
  • Wacky Warehouse.
  • Wentworth Woodhouse.

Is Dicktone market open?

Held inside the impressive Oak Barn in the town centre, the market opens every Thursday for a busy general market with fresh produce including fruit and vegetables, local meats, cheese, eggs, breads, cakes, plants, plus a huge selection of essential household items.

What is Penistone Crag?

(also Penistow Crags or Craggs), the rocky outcrop on the summit of the moors a mile and a half above Wuthering Heights and four miles further from Thrushcross Grange.

When was penistone viaduct built?

About Penistone Viaduct This viaduct was built by Sir John Hawkshaw in 1850 and resembles Lockwood, though at 30 m. (98 ft.) it is not as high and is also shorter.

How many arches does the penistone viaduct have?

Penistone Viaduct, 29 arches crossing River Don, 98ft high, 330 yards long.

What does Thrushcross mean?

Thrushcross Grange Thrush: one meaning is: any of numerous migratory songbirds.

What do the two houses in Wuthering Heights represent?

Catherine’s character is divided into two warring sides: the side that wants Edgar and the side that wants Heathcliff. Catherine and young Catherine are both remarkably similar and strikingly different. The two houses, Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange, represent opposing worlds and values.