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in the county of South Yorkshire
Sprotbrough Flash, South Yorkshire

About Sprotbrough

Sprotbrough lies in the valley of the River Don, it is a lovely rural location with fertile fields and meadows leading from leafy lanes whose hedgerows are full of wild plants and flowers.

The charm of the village lies in its quaint stone cottages, inns, historic church and rippling waterway. The Boot Inn is a noted canal-side pub where visitors can enjoy a meal and a drink followed by a stroll along the densely wooded tow path to enjoy the life of the canal, its picturesque lock and distant views of the AI viaduct. Or to enjoy the canal more fully, why not hire a boat from the local boatyard and explore the lovely scenery at a leisurely four miles an hour!

A focal point of the village is its magnificent church dedicated to St. Mary. This is believed to date from 1190 and has an impressive working clock tower with a peal of eight bells. From the tower there are commanding views over the Don Valley.

This "off the beaten track" village is ideal for anyone wishing to uncover the pretty hamlets and villages of this part of South Yorkshire. It is sufficiently close to Doncaster for anyone looking for larger shops, nightlife, and the excitement of a renowned racecourse.

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A picture of Doncaster Minster

Doncaster (118 Pictures) in the county of South Yorkshire

(2.5 miles, 4.1 km, direction E of Sprotbrough)

Doncaster lies in what was once a great sweep of Yorkshire coalfields. It is home to one of the finest racecourses in the country where the classic St.Leger Stakes has been run each September since 1776, making the race four years older than the Derby...

War Memorial, Top of Maltby crags.

Maltby (70 Pictures) in the county of South Yorkshire

(6.3 miles, 10.1 km, direction S of Sprotbrough)

The town was mentioned in the Doomsday Book, and several historic properties can be found in the region from shortly after this time, of these, of particular note are the handsome ruins of Roche Abbey, a Cistercian foundation of 1147...

A picture of Rotherham

Rotherham (107 Pictures) in the county of South Yorkshire

(9.1 miles, 14.7 km, direction SW of Sprotbrough)

This town was formerly a Saxon market town which remained largely unaltered until the Industrial Revolution...

Went Valley in Autumn 2008

Pontefract (181 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of West Yorkshire

(13.3 miles, 21.4 km, direction NW of Sprotbrough)

Pontefract has a ruined castle which has seen many tragedies, Richard II was murdered there in 1400, and later it was the scene of bitter, bloody battles between Roundheads and Royalists...


Snaith (7 Pictures) in the county of East Riding of Yorkshire

(14.0 miles, 22.6 km, direction NE of Sprotbrough)

This small town appears to be almost surrounded by water, it developed along the banks of the River Aire and to the east is the Ouse...

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A picture taken across the lake looking up at Cusworth Hall, Nr Doncaster

Cusworth Hall & Museum (40 Pictures)

(1.2 miles, 1.9 km, direction N)

Cusworth Hall is a mid 18th century house built for the Wrightson family, with wings added later by James Paine. The house.....

A picture of Doncaster Minster

Doncaster Minster (4 Pictures)

(2.3 miles, 3.7 km, direction NE)

St.Georges is the Minster Church of Doncaster. It was built to a design by Sir Gilbert Scott, architect, who was instructed to.....

Conisbrough Castle, 5 miles west of Doncaster

Conisbrough Castle (16 Pictures)

(2.9 miles, 4.6 km, direction SW)

The dilapidated ruins of Conisbrough Castle make an impressive sight, particularly its keep, which is unusual in design. The.....

Brodsworth Hall at night

Brodsworth Hall (118 Pictures)

(3.8 miles, 6.1 km, direction NW)


Thrybergh Country Park in South Yorkshire, England

Thrybergh Country Park (18 Pictures)

(5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction SW)

Thrybergh Country Park evolved out of Thrybergh Reservoir built in the 1800's to supply the borough of Doncaster with water. .....

Roche Abbey, Maltby

Roche Abbey (68 Pictures)

(7.6 miles, 12.3 km, direction S)

The evocative remains of Roche Abbey rising from a landscape laid out by Capability Brown present an awe-inspiring sight,.....

Pontefract Castle Chapel in Autumn. West Yorkshire.

Pontefract Castle (101 Pictures)

(13.5 miles, 21.7 km, direction N)


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