Finningley was designated a conservation area on 7 January 1991. A full appraisal has yet to be carried out
To view the location of the conservation area go to the Heritage Map.
The special interest of the conservation area is that of a low density residential village focused around the church, village green, and village pond. The village form, as depicted on historic maps, suggests an unplanned grouping of farmsteads and cottages around three triangular greens at points where roads intersect with the village's main road. This form was evident by 1831 and a number of buildings survive from this period. Since then the village has seen increased infilling of former allotment and garden land both in the late 19th century and with increasing pace in the 20th century.
Generally the buildings are set back from the road with good sized front gardens. Traditional buildings tend to be of brick, sometimes whitewashed, with clay pantile roof. (Several traditional buildings have been rendered as a modern treatment). Boundary treatments are often soft hedge treatment or later brick walls with decorative detailing and brick coping. Modern buildings tend to be bungalows with a scattering of two storey buildings around the green.
The oldest village building is the grade I listed medieval parish church which features an early Norman west tower with possibly Saxon features in the south door.
Within the conservation area there are four listed structures. These can 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.
The above description of the conservation area is only a brief overview subject to a full appraisal that will consider in more depth the features that make up the significance of the area.
Further Information about Conservation Areas can be found at Conservation Areas in Doncaster.
If you have any queries about the conservation area contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU
Tel: 01302 734922 or 735199