Sprotbrough was designated a conservation area on 21 December 1970. A full appraisal has yet to be carried out.

To view the location of the conservation area please go to the Heritage Map.

Sprotbrough is a rural settlement that has expanded with suburban developments from the twentieth century and the settlement is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The conservation area is based on the old settlement located around the Church of St. Mary and the village green. It is linear in character and stretches along Main Street although there is a large area extending northwards at the eastern end to include the grounds of The Ivanhoe Hotel and Cricket Club. The settlement has many former estate buildings that were connected with Sprotbrough Hall. The Hall itself was demolished in 1926 and much of its former site and grounds have been built over, this is outside the conservation area.

Limestone was the traditional material, which is rendered on some buildings, but there is also some brick. Principle roof materials are slate and clay pantiles. Limestone boundary walls are an important and extensive feature of the conservation area. The conservation area is well endowed with mature trees particularly in the grounds of the Rectory, the Churchyard, Ivanhoe Hotel and the Cricket Ground.

Within the conservation area there are six listed structures. These can be viewed on the Heritage Map. There are also two listed structures close to the conservation area, as well as four others nearby in the Don Gorge.

The above description of the conservation area is only a brief overview and a full appraisal will be carried out that will consider in more depth the features that make up the significance of the area.

Sprotbrough Conservation Area lies within the boundary of the proposedSprotbrough Neighbourhood Plan and will be subject to its policies if adopted.  Full details of the proposed plan and its current status can be found at Sprotbrough Neighbourhood Development Plan.

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: conservation@doncaster.gov.uk
Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU
Tel: 01302 734922 or 735199

Last updated: 27 July 2023 07:31:15

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