It has an area of 1,552 square kilometres (599 sq mi) with Barnsley as its county town.Lying on the east side of the Pennines, South Yorkshire is landlocked, and borders Derbyshire to the west and south-west, West Yorkshire to the north-west, North Yorkshire to the north, the East Riding of Yorkshire to the north-east, Lincolnshire to the east and Nottinghamshire to the south-east.South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England.It is the southernmost county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region and had a population of 1.34 million in 2011.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.At the traffic lights go straight across and down a narrow lane (Greenfoot Lane) to the junction at the bottom.
South Yorkshire lies within the Sheffield City Region with Barnsley also being within the Leeds City Region, reflecting its geographical position midway between Yorkshire's two largest cities.
The Babyview studio is located at the Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre (BBIC) at Wilthorpe, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
The studio is easily accessible from the M1 Motorway, less than 2 miles from Junction 37.
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.