Scawsby is a village and community area on the west of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England on the A635, close to the A1(M). It was historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is about 2 miles north-west of Doncaster and about 4.5 miles north-east of Conisbrough.

Scawthorpe, Marr, Cusworth, Sprotbrough and Bentley are close-by villages.

The local parish church in the village is the Church of St Leonard and St Jude.

It is in the civil parish of Sprotbrough and Cusworth, which had a population of 12,166,[1] decreasing slightly to 12,134 at the 2011 Census.[2] Cusworth Hall is located there.[3]

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Scawsby Hall

Listed buildings in the village include 17th century Scawsby Hall[4] and a Tudor cottage.[5]

In 2012, BBC News reported on Scawsby Fisheries, a fish and chip shop on Rowena Drive which attempted for charity the world fish and chip portion record, with a fry of 33lb (15kg) of battered cod alongside 64lb (29kg) of chips.[6]

On Barnsley Road is the local primary school, Scawsby Saltersgate Junior School, with Scawsby Saltersgate Infant School, Scawsby Community Centre (Ullswater Walk), Scawsby Health Centre, and two public houses, Scawsby Mill and The Sun (originally the Sun Inn).

Scawsby Day College of Education operated here in the village, until it closed in 1976.[7] Rosedale School, Ridgewood School and Stone Hill School are all other schools in Scawsby.

The village is mainly on the A635 but areas lie on streets like Cusworth Lane and the A638.

The village has many shops; a OneStop, a Londis Convenience Store, a First Stop Food and Drinks and the Sun Service Station on York Road. Altogether, it has four public houses, The Sun, the Scawsby Mill, the Roman Ridge and York Bar W M C Working Mens Club, on the corner of Cusworth Lane and the A638.

Capital FM is available in this area, as one of the most popular radio stations. Classic FM, Hallam FM, Heart Yorkshire and many others are also available here. Viking FM and BBC Radio Humberside also over-lap into this area.

Scawsby is located in South Yorkshire
Location within South Yorkshire
Population12,134 (2011)
OS grid referenceSE5404
• London145 mi (233 km) SSE
Civil parish
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDoncaster
Postcode districtDN5
Dialling code01302
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
WebsiteSprotbrough and Cusworth

Domesday Book

In the Domesday Book it was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Its head of manor is Brodsworth, a village about 3.5 miles north-west of Scawsby.[8]


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Doncaster Retrieved 16 May 2015
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Nighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Cusworth Hall Website". Doncaster Council Online. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Scawsby Hall (1151681)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Tudor Cottage (1314759)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Cod and chips world record battered in Doncaster". BBC News. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Scawsby Day College Of Education". National Archives. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Domesday Map of Scawsby". Open Domesday. Retrieved 30 May 2015.

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A635 road

The A635 is a main road that runs between Manchester and Scawsby running east–west through Stalybridge, Saddleworth Moor, Holmfirth, Barnsley and Doncaster.

The section forming the eastern part of the Mancunian Way is in fact a motorway and is officially designated as the A635(M) though there is no road sign with this designation; indeed the signs at the entrance of Mancunian Way westbound show A57(M).

The section between Greenfield and Holmfirth, which passes across Saddleworth Moor, is known locally as the Isle of Skye Road after a public house that was at Wessenden Head until it was demolished in the 1950s after a fire. It passes over treeless high moor top for about 4 miles: Saddleworth Moor west of the county boundary and Wessenden Head Moor to the east. This section of the road is at high altitude and in winter months local snowfall usually results in closures of the road. In January 2010, as a result of the extreme winter, the road was closed for over a month, and other closures also occurred in the same winter.

Unlike the other Pennine passes in the area such as the A57 Snake Pass (Manchester to Sheffield), the A62 (Manchester to Huddersfield and Leeds) and the A58 (Rochdale to Halifax and Leeds), the section of the A635 over the Pennines enjoys much quieter traffic since the A628 Woodhead pass is much more direct when travelling between Manchester and Barnsley, connecting directly to the M1 junction 37 and passing through the centre of Barnsley. In 2012, after a recent increase of car incident rates over the moors, a 50mph speed limit was put in place between Greenfield and Holmfirth. In Barugh Green there's a small junction where the B6428 terminates. The road continues through Barnsley to Doncaster where it merges with the A638.

The road became infamous because of its connection with the 1960s Moors murders.

A section of the road at the Manchester end had to be closed in August 2015 after it collapsed following unusually torrential rain.


Cusworth is a historic village in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, close to the A1(M) motorway. Together with Sprotbrough it forms the civil parish of Sprotbrough and Cusworth. Just outside the village, lies a country house, Cusworth Hall.

It has one public house which is The Mallard, on Breydon Avenue/Cusworth Lane. There is a bistro at Cusworth Hall, named Butlers' Tea Room & Bistro.

Scawsby and Melton Brand are close-by.

DN postcode area

The DN postcode area, also known as the Doncaster postcode area, is a group of 32 postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of 13 post towns. These postcode districts cover eastern South Yorkshire (including Doncaster), north Lincolnshire (including Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Barnetby, Barrow upon Humber, Barton-upon-Humber, Brigg, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Immingham and Ulceby), small parts of Nottinghamshire (including Retford) and the East Riding of Yorkshire (including Goole), and a very small part of North Yorkshire.

The S64 postcode district for Mexborough was originally earmarked as DN13, which has never been used. Otherwise, the area's districts are numbered sequentially up to DN22, then from DN31 to DN41 for the eastern spur of the area, in and around Grimsby.

There is one non-geographic district, DN55, which has a single purpose use to Royal Mail.

Fish and chips

Fish and chips is a hot dish of English origin consisting of fried fish in batter served with chips. It is a common take-away food in the United Kingdom and an early example of culinary fusion. Fish and chips first appeared in the UK in the 1860s. By 1910 there were more than 25,000 fish and chip shops across the UK, and by the 1930s there were over 35,000, falling to about 10,000 by 2009. The British government safeguarded the supply of fish and chips during World War I and World War II; it was one of the few foods in the UK not subject to rationing. Fish and chips is a staple meal in numerous countries, particularly in English-speaking and Commonwealth countries.

List of places in Yorkshire

Map of places in Yorkshire compiled from this list

See the list of places in England for places in other counties.This is a list of cities, towns, villages and hamlets in the counties of the East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.


List of civil parishes in the East Riding of Yorkshire,

List of civil parishes in North Yorkshire,

List of civil parishes in South Yorkshire,

List of civil parishes in West Yorkshire

for more detailed lists of civil parishes.

List of schools in Doncaster

This is a list of schools in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in the English county of South Yorkshire.

List of settlements in South Yorkshire by population

This is a list of settlements in South Yorkshire by population based on the results of the 2011 census. The next United Kingdom census will take place in 2021. In 2011, there were 34 built-up area subdivisions with 5,000 or more inhabitants in South Yorkshire, shown in the table below.

Little Canada, Doncaster

Little Canada is a hamlet in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. It is situated of three different roads, the B6422 ('Green Lane'), 'Scawsby Lane' and 'Town View Avenue'.

Martin Redmond

Martin Redmond (15 August 1937 – 16 January 1997) was a British Labour Party politician from Doncaster in South Yorkshire.

Redmond was born in Scawsby, near Doncaster of Irish descent, educated at Woodlands Roman Catholic School and then by day release at the University of Sheffield. He worked as a driver of heavy goods vehicles, and was elected to Doncaster Borough Council in 1975. He became leader of the council in 1982, and was elected at the 1983 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Don Valley, sponsored by the National Union of Mineworkers. He made his maiden speech in the House of Commons in a debate on housing on 5 July 1983, and spoke frequently in the Commons on the miners strike.

He was a leading member of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups for interest in Thailand, Bahrain, Malta and ASEAN.He was re-elected in 1987 and 1992, but died in office in January 1997 from undisclosed causes. No by-election was held, and his seat remained vacant when Parliament was dissolved in April for the general election in May 1997.

Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster

The Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster is a metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire in Yorkshire and the Humber Region of England.

In addition to the town of Doncaster, the borough covers the towns of Mexborough, Conisbrough, Thorne, Bawtry and Tickhill.

The borough was created on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the former county borough of Doncaster along with the urban districts of Adwick le Street, Bentley with Arksey, Conisbrough, Mexborough, Tickhill along with Doncaster Rural District and Thorne Rural District, the parish of Finningley from East Retford Rural District and small parts of the parish of Harworth from Worksop Rural District from Nottinghamshire.

Pilgrimage of Grace

The Pilgrimage of Grace was a popular uprising that began in Yorkshire in October 1536, before spreading to other parts of Northern England including Cumberland, Northumberland and north Lancashire, under the leadership of lawyer Robert Aske. The "most serious of all Tudor rebellions", it was a protest against Henry VIII's break with the Roman Catholic Church, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and the policies of the King's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, as well as other specific political, social and economic grievances.The Pilgrimage began almost immediately following the suppression of the short-lived Lincolnshire rising of 1536. The traditional historical view portrays the Pilgrimage as "a spontaneous mass protest of the conservative elements in the North of England angry with the religious upheavals instigated by King Henry VIII". Historians have noted that there were contributing economic factors.

Ridgewood School

Ridgewood School (The Academy @ Ridgewood Trust) is an academy in Scawsby, Doncaster, in England. The school gained academy status in October 2011, and was a specialist Engineering College prior to September 2015.

Ridgewood School accepts pupils from the surrounding areas of Sprotbrough, Sprotbrough village (or Upper Sprotbrough) with Copley Junior School and Richmond Hill Primary School, Cusworth with Saltersgate Infants and Junior School, Barnburgh and Marr with Barnburgh Primary, and Scawsby with Rosedale Primary all leading on to Ridgewood. Pupils from Upper Sprotbrough who previously attended Outwood (formerly Adwick Secondary School), are now in the catchment area of Ridgewood. Ridgewood Academy performs average in Doncaster's league tables for GCSE and other results, often around the middle of league table schools.Lessons: Ridgewood School teaches lessons in Geography, Music, History, French, Spanish, Art, ICT, Science, Maths, RE, Technology, Food Tech, English, and Drama. The various blocks within which lessons are taught are named for famous creators, inventors or scientists. The creators are as follows: MacAdam, Curie, Newton, Paxton, Telford, Da Vinci, Brunel, Arkwright, Hargreaves and Faraday, the latter of which is predominantly for Post 16 students.

Buses: Travel to the school is provided via the school buses, the 540, which collects students from Sprotbrough village, the 541, which collects students from Lower Sprotbrough, and the 542, which collects students from Barnburgh. A free late bus is also provided in the afternoons, which leaves at 16:30.

The school also caters for 6th formers with courses including engineering, computing and construction. It competes in sporting and non-sporting events including fishing, track and field running, cross country, football and netball.Ridgewood School neighbours the New Stone Hill School, a specialist school which was formerly the Anchorage School, and before that, a teacher training college. It has an open playing field towards the back of the site alongside Ridgewood's open P.E. fields, which are both surrounded by open fields used for agriculture. To one side of the playing field is an abandoned railway line which runs through Scawsby and Sprotbrough.

In the school's most recent Ofsted report (October 2015), the lower school was labelled 'Good' and the 6th form labelled 'Outstanding'.

Roman Ridge

The Roman Ridge is that part of the Roman road of Ermine Street located in the Doncaster area of South Yorkshire, England. Although in places, Ermine Street follows the modern Great North Road (now numbered the A638), there is a stretch between Sunnyfields and Red House which is known as the Roman Ridge.

The Roman Ridge departs from the A638 at the "Sun Inn" junction with the A635 (or Barnsley Road). Its course runs at an angle bisecting the angle made between the two modern roads. It runs to the west of the A638, roughly parallel to it, through the village of Sunnyfields and on to cross Green Lane, Scawsby on the eastern edge of Little Canada. From there it runs along the western edge of the villages of Highfields and Woodlands until it reaches the Red House junction of the Great North Road. From there, the Roman Ridge joins the A1 (Great North Road) as far as Barnsdale.

The Roman Ridge is colloquially known as the Roman Rigg, or ridge.

South Yorkshire

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 has an area of 1,552 square kilometres (599 sq mi) and consists of four metropolitan boroughs, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. South Yorkshire was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972. Its largest settlement is Sheffield.

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. The Sheffield Urban Area is the tenth most populous conurbation in the United Kingdom, and dominates the western half of South Yorkshire with over half of the county's population living within it. 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.

South Yorkshire County Council was abolished in 1986 and its metropolitan boroughs are now effectively unitary authorities, although the metropolitan county continues to exist in law. As a ceremonial county, South Yorkshire has a Lord Lieutenant and a High Sheriff.

South Yorkshire was created from 32 local government districts of the West Riding of Yorkshire (the administrative county and four independent county boroughs), with small areas from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

In the 2016 referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union, South Yorkshire voted 62% leave and 38% remain, making it one of the most heavily Leave areas in the country.


Sprotbrough is a large village in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Together with Cusworth it forms the civil parish of Sprotbrough and Cusworth (sometimes Sprotbrough with Cusworth).

Cusworth is nearby and Cusworth Hall can be found there.

The place-name 'Sprotbrough' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Sproteburg. The name is thought to mean 'Sprot's borough'.

Sprotbrough and Cusworth

Sprotbrough and Cusworth is a civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It lies 3 miles (4.8 km) to the north west of Doncaster town centre and is split by the A1(M) motorway. It lies 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Scawsby, and had a population of 12,166 in 2001 and 12,134 at the 2011 Census.The parish includes the villages of Sprotbrough, Cusworth and Scawsby.

The parish borders other parishes, among them Warmsworth, Balby, Brodsworth and Marr.


Sunnyfields is a suburb of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. It lies to the east of Scawsby and to the west of Scawthorpe.

Located less than a mile from the A1(M), the nearest railway stations are Bentley and Doncaster. There are three schools in the area, Stonehill, Ridgewood and Rosedale.

Willie Smith (cricketer)

Willie Smith (12 May 1885 – 8 May 1964) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire in 1913.

Smith was born at Gringley-on-the-Hill, Nottinghamshire. He made his debut for Derbyshire in May 1913 against Lancashire when he made 8 and 2. His next and last game for the club was against Somerset, when he scored 1 and 2. Smith was a right-hand batsman and played 4 innings in 2 first-class matches with a total of 13 runs.Smith died at Scawsby, Yorkshire at the age of 78.

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