Tickhill conservation area

Tickhill was designated a conservation area on 23 February 1970. A full appraisal has yet to be carried out.

To view the location of the conservation area, please go to the Heritage Map.

Tickhill is a former market town whose form has been strongly influenced by the foundation of the Norman castle. Prior to this and at the time of the Domesday Book the settlement was based further north around the area known as Dadsley. With the founding of the castle the settlement appears to have moved south to its present location. The area was important in the medieval period as a strategic castle and tournament venue. It was also on the main north/south trading route at a time when the Great North Road was less attractive due to a damper climate. With the decline of castles in general and the resurgence in the usage of the Great North Road, Tickhills importance waned. During more recent times its role has become mainly agricultural. Sunderland Street, North Gate and West Gate form the main streets of the area and are lined with many historic buildings with modern buildings being fairly few in the form of infill and backland development.

Building form is relatively simple although civic buildings can be more elaborate. There is an almost equal distribution of limestone and brick as the traditional material, which is rendered on some buildings. Principle roof materials are slate and clay pantiles. Limestone boundary walls are an important and extensive feature of the conservation area. The churchyards, the grounds of the castle, the open field in the middle of Lindrick and the area around the Friary and Friary Farm provide important areas of green open space in the area contrasting with the denser urban developments elsewhere. These open areas are also well endowed with trees as is the town in general.

Within the conservation area there are 103 listed structures, including the Grade I listed Church of St. Mary and the Grade II* listed structures of Castle House within the grounds of the former castle (the walls and grounds of the castle are also a scheduled monument), St. Leonard's Hospital, the Friary and Lindrick House. These can be viewed on the map as well as on the list in the Downloads and Resources section. Outside the conservation area but still within the settlement of Tickhill are five further listed buildings and there are nine additional listed buildings in the rest of the parish of Tickhill.

The above description of the conservation area is only a brief overview and a full appraisal will be carried out that will consider in more depth the features that make up the significance of the area.

Further Information

Further Information about Conservation Areas can be found at Conservation Areas in Doncaster.

If you have any queries about the conservation area contact: conservation@doncaster.gov.uk

Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

Tel: 01302 734922 or 735199

Last updated: 30 January 2018 16:03:48