Barnsley Biodiversity Trust: Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan. Last Updated October 2018 Map of Barnsley showing historic parklands

Map of historic parklands from South Yorkshire Historic Environment Characterisation produced by South Yorkshire Archaeology Service.

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Local Wildlife Sites with parkland habitat

22 Stainborough Park

48 Bretton Park


Other LWSs contain veteran trees, eg: Rockley Woods, Hoyland Bank Wood.

Other parkland habitat sites that should be considered for LWS status include:

Additional old parkland sites may also be considered, some not open to the public.

Historic Parkland Sites

Surviving historic parkland in Barnsley is mainly in a corridor to the west of the M1 from Bretton to Wortley, including Cannon Hall and Stainborough. Historic England’s Register of  Historic Parks and Gardens includes grade 1 listed Stainborough Park and grade 2 listed Bretton, Cannon Hall, Wortley and Locke Park.



Barnsley Council has identified n its Local Plan the importance of the historic corridor of parklands to the west of the MI, from Bretton to Wortley and beyond to Wharncliffe.

Fallow deer in Stainborough parkland

Other examples of historic parklands include: Haigh Hall, Birthwaite Hall, Noblethorpe Hall, Burnt Wood Hall, Middlewood Park, and Worsbrough Park.

Part of Stainborough parkland at Wentworth Castle