Hatfield - Manor Road was designated a conservation area on 19 November 1990. A full appraisal has yet to be carried out.
To view the location of the conservation area please go to the Heritage Map.
Hatfield has a long history dating back to the Saxon period where it was first described as the site of a battle between rival Saxon kings in about 633 AD. The name derives from 'Heathfield' meaning a tract of open uncultivated land as it lay on a small gravel island in the middle of peat moors, marshes and bogs. In the time of the Domesday Book (1086) it was recorded as part of the large estate of Conisbrough and there is also reference to a church at Hatfield.
In the medieval period, the focus of the settlement was the now Grade I Listed Manor Hall where there was a 12th Century royal hunting lodge of which slight traces survive and the Grade I Listed church of St Lawrence which dates from the 12th Century. These two buildings lie within the Hatfield High Street Conservation Area which is to the north of Hatfield - Manor Road conservation area.
The Hatfield - Manor Road conservation area lies to the south of the village core and its origins are later. It has a more open and green character with detached properties of architectural character dating from the 18th Century onwards. These lie either side of Manor Road set in the middle of larger than average curtilages. Several of these are listed properties. The buildings are mainly made of handmade brick on early buildings with the more recent being rendered. Roofing material ranges from red clay pantiles on properties of agricultural character to Welsh slate on larger domestic buildings. Boundaries in the conservation area are often defined by high brick walls.
The green character of the conservation area derives from the tree-lined Manor Road as well as the garden trees and shrubs of these properties. The Hatfield public house at the junction of Manor Road and Ash Hill Road provides a focal point to views from inside the conservation area and the sharp turns of Manor Road at either end close off distant views. Open countryside to the south adds to the low key character of the area though this effect is marred by the fast moving traffic of the busy A18 through the village.
Within the conservation area there are eight 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