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The Orchard Play equipment is now open.

Please help to control the virus by following these simple rules:

  • clean hands and equipment before and after use
  • keep your distance and stay apart
  • avoid touching faces and do not put mouth  on equipment
  • refrain from eating and drinking in the play area

Cawthorne Village Hall
 re-opens on Monday,
31 August to existing groups who have been contacted to confirm the measures in place in respect of Covid-19. 

Cannon Hall Museum is now open 11am to 3pm  Tuesday to Sunday.

Cawthorne Parish Church
is open on Sundays for private prayer and Said Eucharist from 11.00am - 11.30am for a limited number of people. Please contact Revd Monika on 790920 to attend.  This will be followed by private prayer or candle lighting from 11.30am - 1.00pm.  We are observing Government guidelines and thank everyone for their co-operation - Everybody Welcome!

Cawthorne Club is open with social distancing measures in place.

Beatson House
is open with social distancing measures in place and are taking bookings. 

Spencer Arms are taking bookings with social distancing measures in place - for drinks and food.

Gallery 2 is open as follows :
Mon  12.00 - 17.00,
Tues, Thurs, Fri  10.00 - 17.00
Sat 10.00 - 16.00
Wed, Sun - CLOSED  

Cawthorne Antique Centre is open -
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sun 10.00 - 15.30 
Wednesday - CLOSED
Sat 10.00 - 16.00 
Hand sanitiser is on the door and disposable gloves are provided to customers to handle items.  Customer numbers are also being limited.

Post Office
is now operating a 2 in / 2 out with relevant social distancing.  Please wear face masks within the shop.  Opening times now are :
9.00 - 16.30 Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri and
9.00 - 12.00 Wed & Sat until further notice.
Closed Sunday.

Cawthorne Village Store
 is also operating a One in One out service, so please queue outside taking note of the markings.  Please ring 01226 792829 for any food orders (self-isolating/vulnerable residents of Cawthorne only).  Opening hours are now 9.00am - 2.00pm Monday - Saturday until further notice and excluding Bank Holidays.

Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum will be closed until further notice. 

Barnsley Libraries phased reopeing

COVID-19 (coronavirus) advice and guidiance, BMBC website

Public Transport update
Bus times are constantly changing as the Lockdown situation changes.
Timetables available from the operatoors website






Cawthorne Parish Council's Privacy Policy

Cawthorne is a rural parish in South Yorkshire, three miles to the west of Barnsley.  It is an old parish, dating back to at least the late 11th century, with some buildings from the 15th century still in use today. The centre and hub of the parish is the village of Cawthorne, with some 1000 residents living in about 530 households. The remainder of the parish is rural, with a considerable number of working farms. Cannon Hall and park, owned and managed by Barnsley MBC, is open to the public. There are a number of small businesses in the village; a Post Office, newsagent/old fashioned sweet shop, village store and tea room, the Spencer Arms pub, Beatson House Restaurant, an Antiques Centre, Gallery 2 gift and card shop, and guest houses. The larger businesses in the parish are Naylors who manufacture clay drainage pipes, Cannon Hall Garden Centre & Cafe and Cannon Hall Open Farm which incorporates a farm shop, café and restaurant and hosts various festivals throughout the year.

The village has a Methodist Chapel and All Saints Parish Church. The Church is open to the public in the summer months on a Saturday from 2.00pm - 5.00pm to give members of the public the chance to see the very fine Pre-Raphaelite Art in the form of panels by Evelyn de Morgan and Roddam Spencer Stanhope and the fine stained glass windows, including one to a design by Burne-Jones. The Village Hall and church owned Parish Rooms host various activities and both are available to hire. The Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum is a small museum full of an eclectic mix of items.

There are numerous social and recreational groups active in the parish, ranging from the church bell ringers to the Young Farmers, with all manner of other groups catering for toddlers up to and including the most senior of citizens. There is a cricket ground, a football pitch and two social clubs. There is a good community spirit in the parish, evidenced by frequent public events such as the Summer Fete and the Open Gardens which are held alternate years.         



Cannon Hall Farm is NOW open but only ON A PREBOOKED TICKET BASIS. Please go to https://www.cannonhallfarm.co.uk/we-are-open where you can book tickets and familiarise yourself with all the changes. The Farm Shop remains open and a home delivery service is available to customers.  Please contact them on their Facebook page, Instagram and YouTube or www.cannonhallfarm.co.uk.  White Bull Cafe is now also open.

Cannon Hall Garden Centre is now fully open including Thyme Bistro with social distancing measures in place.

Cannon Hall and other BMBC run museums