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Hidden Gems of Barnsley

Did you recognise our Hidden Gems?

Here’s where you can find them:

Did you recognise the steel sculpture on the front of Boots the Chemist on Cheapside?

The intricate stone carving can be found on Chambers in Peel Square. This building started out life as a bank before becoming a pub in the 1990s.

It’s Barnsley Sixth Form College! On the site of the old Central Library, the College opened to students in January 2016 and offers a range of A Level courses.

Did you recognise that shoe? It belongs to Dickie Bird’s statue situated on Church Lane, near Churchfield Peace Gardens.

The classical columns can be found gracing the front of Barnsley College’s Church Street Campus. Opened in 1932 as Barnsley Mining and Technical College, this College building is still going strong as a centre for education in the town.

Completed in 1874, the former Queen’s Hotel at the bottom of Regent Street boasts a magnificent bust of Queen Victoria on the keystone above the entrance.

This building isn’t fully open yet! It’s the cladding on the new Glass Works building in the town centre.

This detail is from the intricate metal and glass roof of the Victorian Arcade which runs between Market Hill and Eldon Street.

These are just a few of the fabulous buildings that you can see in Barnsley. Don’t forget to take a moment to look up – you might be surprised at what you find!

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