Doncaster Power Station

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Doncaster Power Station
Doncaster Power Station Summer 1957.jpg
Doncaster power station in 1957
Doncaster Power Station is located in South Yorkshire
Doncaster Power Station
Location of Doncaster Power Station in South Yorkshire
Official name Doncaster power station
Country England
Location South Yorkshire
Coordinates 53°31′27″N 1°08′46″W / 53.5242°N 1.1462°W / 53.5242; -1.1462Coordinates: 53°31′27″N 1°08′46″W / 53.5242°N 1.1462°W / 53.5242; -1.1462
Commission date 1953
Decommission date 1983
Operator(s) Central Electricity Generating Board
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal-fired
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 122 MW
grid reference SE567034

Doncaster Power Station was a coal-fired power station situated in the centre of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It was located on Crimpsall Island, surrounded by the River Don and the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (S&SYN). It opened in 1953[1] and received significant quantities of its coal by boat, to its own staithe, using the S&SYN. It closed on 31 October 1983 and had a generating capacity of 122 MW.[2] HM Prison Doncaster, a private prison, has been built on the power station's site.


  1. ^ "Power station opens today". Yorkshire Evening Post. 28 September 1953. p. 7. Retrieved 22 March 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ Mr. Redmond (16 January 1984). "Coal-fired Power Stations". Hansard. Retrieved 1 September 2009.