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 has since been reviewed. This new appraisal highlights the features that make this area special, as well as including proposals on how to protect the area and its character in the future. This appraisal was finalised in February 2011. This has been reviewed and from 30 January to 13 March 2017 went out to public consultation. The review was finalised at the end of June 2017.

The original appraisal and its review can be viewed in the Downloads and Resources section.

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 which is the Church of St. Mary which is described within the appraisal.

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: 29 July 2019 07:49:33