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Cannon Hall, Walled Garden

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Brief description of site

Cannon Hall has an associated landscape park and pleasure grounds. Features include stone boundary walls, a fishpond, woodlands and cast iron fencing.

Brief history of site

Richard Woods and Thomas Peach created the site for John Spencer between 1760 and 1765. Barnsley Council purchased the site in the early 1950s and the hall first opened as a museum in 1957.

Location information:

Address: Cannon Hall Museum, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4AT

Locality: Barnsley

Local Authorities:

South Yorkshire; Barnsley; Cawthorne

Historical County: West Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 110 Grid Ref: SE272083
Latitude: 53.5706 Longitude: -1.59074

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The park and gardens are open throughout the year. The museum is open daily (except Mondays) between April and October, weekends only in the winter season.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: museum

Site first created: 1760 to 1765

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 100

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