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West Riding
Langsett Village and Reservoir from Gilbert Hill - - 923482.jpg
View from Gilbert Hill
Grid reference: SE213004
Location: 53°30’0"N, 1°40’48"W
Population: 222  (2011)
Post town: Sheffield
Postcode: S36
Dialling code: 01226
Local Government
Council: Barnsley
Penistone and Stocksbridge

Langsett is a village near Penistone in West Riding of Yorkshire. It stands on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The 2011 census recorded a population of just 222.

In the Middle Ages, Langsett was known as Penisale. It held a royal charter entitling it to hold a weekly market on Tuesdays and an annual three-day fair, but these were held somewhere in the country rather than in the village itself. The market charter was later used to start a market in Penistone.[1]

A tradition associates the location of Penisale market with a cross near the junction of Cross Lane and Hartcliffe Road. This theory is rejected by Neville T. Sharpe, who holds that this was a wayside cross used as a guide by travellers.[2]

In chronostratigraphy, the British sub-stage of the Carboniferous period, the 'Langsettian' derives its name from a study of geological exposures in the banks of the Little Don River near Langsett.[3]

The Peak District Boundary Walk runs through the village.[4]

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  1. David Hey, Mediæval South Yorkshire
  2. Neville T. Sharpe, Crosses of the Peak District (Landmark Collectors Library, 2002)
  3. Cleal, C.J., Thomas, B.A., 1996 British Upper Carboniferous Stratigraphy Vol 11 of the Geological Conservation Review series
  4. McCloy, Andrew (2017). Peak District Boundary Walk: 190 Miles Around the Edge of the National Park. Friends of the Peak District. ISBN 978-1909461536.