Doncaster - Thorne Road conservation area

Doncaster - Thorne Road was designated a conservation area on 20 May 1991.

The area was originally appraised in 2004 and its appraisal was revised in February 2011. 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. This itself was reviewed in 2017. The revised appraisal and its review are available below:

Doncaster - Thorne Road - Review
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Doncaster - Thorne Road Conservation Area Appraisal
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Thorne Road - Map 1 - Origin and Development
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Thorne Road - Map 2 - Key Unlisted Buildings
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Thorne Road - Map 3 - Negative and Neutral Features
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Thorne Road - Map 4 - Views
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To view the location of the conservation area please go to the Heritage Map.

This conservation area contains a planned suburban expansion of Doncaster's residential area carried out in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, and the architecture of most of the buildings date from this period and is relatively homogeneous. The land gently slopes up to Thorne Road. The area remains predominantly residential though some of the larger properties, particularly on Thorne Road have been converted to care homes or other commercial uses.

Part of the conservation area adjoins Town Field whilst further along Thorne Road, the frontages to Cumberland Hotel and the Royal Infirmary provides other areas of trees and green space. There is also the avenue of trees on Avenue Road as well as greenness provided by most front gardens.

Buildings are mainly two storeys, although along and towards Thorne Road there is three storied development. They are predominantly in red brick with slate or small red clay plain tiles. There are often elaborate forms of buildings with decorative architectural features, such as windows, doors, chimneys, bays, turrets, gables and porches. There are also areas of half timbering, stucco and decorative brickwork. Front boundary walls are generally brick with decorative copings and are a key feature of the area.

Within the conservation area there is one listed structure, the Church of St. Mary, which is described within the appraisal. This 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: 30 January 2024 16:28:20