Doncaster - Bennetthorpe conservation area

Doncaster - Bennetthorpe was designated a conservation area on 20 May 1977.

The area was originally appraised in 2004 and its appraisal was revised in March 2012. The appraisal highlights the features that make this area special, as well as including proposals on how to protect the area and its character and appearance in the future. The revised appraisal is available below: (It should be noted that since the last appraisal the Cenotaph has been designated a Grade II listed building.)

Bennetthorpe Conservation Area Appraisal
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Bennetthorpe - Map 1 - Origin and Development
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Bennetthorpe - Map 2 - Positive Features
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Bennetthorpe - Map 3 - Negative and Neutral Features
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Bennetthorpe - Map 4 - Views
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To view the location of the conservation area please go to the Heritage Map.

Bennetthorpe represents the C19th extension of Doncaster south east along the Great North Road, a historically important route connecting London to York and the north and, of more local significance, to the racecourse which commenced in 1778. The derivation of Bennetthorpe is attributed to a Mr Joseph Bennett, who lived in cottages on the site of the present Rockingham Arms at that time.

The earliest buildings of the conservation area date from around 1800 and the area has a variety of both Georgian and Victorian buildings of formal design. There are several impressive terraces of three storeys, as well as individual villas with more domestic properties of two storeys being more frequent towards the east.

There is a wide use of stucco as well as red brick but there is the occasional use of stone facing, with a high proportion of natural slate being originally used for roofs. Sash windows and panelled doors are used to give the formal architecture mentioned above, as well as bow, bay and tri-partite windows, railings and balconies. Elmfield House and Cavendish Court were originally large villas set in ample grounds and the Earl of Doncaster is a coaching inn rebuilt in the Art Deco style.

Within the conservation area there are 12 listed structures. All of these, as well as other significant features, are outlined within the appraisal, the listed structures can also be viewed on the Heritage Map which gives the address, grade and reference number of the listed building. The reference number can be used to find the listing description for any individual listed building using the Historic England database

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:
Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU
Tel: 01302 734922 or 735199

Last updated: 28 January 2021 18:00:03