Bentley, South Yorkshire

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The Druids Arms on the A19, Bentley - - 287294.jpg
A19 road through Bentley
Bentley is located in the Borough of Doncaster
Shown within the Borough of Doncaster
Bentley is located in South Yorkshire
Location within South Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE565056
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDoncaster
Postcode districtDN5
Dialling code01302
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
List of places
53°33′04″N 1°08′38″W / 53.551°N 1.144°W / 53.551; -1.144Coordinates: 53°33′04″N 1°08′38″W / 53.551°N 1.144°W / 53.551; -1.144

Bentley is a suburb of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England two miles north of the town of Doncaster. The population of the ward within the Doncaster MBC borough at the 2011 Census was 14,191.[1] Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, the village was once owned by Edmund Hastings of Plumtree, Nottinghamshire, who had inherited it from his wife Copley's Sprotborough family. Hastings subsequently sold the manor to John Levett, a York lawyer born at High Melton who married the niece of Hastings's wife, who then conveyed it to Sir Arthur Ingram of York, High Sheriff of Yorkshire.[2][3]

A former mining village, it lies on the River Don. Bentley Colliery, which is now Bentley Park, closed in December 1993. Bentley and the nearby hamlet of Toll Bar were badly affected by floods in June 2007.

The local parish church of St. Paul's dates back to 1891. A second church, Church of SS Philip and James in the New Village area was dedicated in 1915

Bentley is made up of many parts; West End, New Village and Rostholme. Streets in Bentley include Cooke Street and High Street.

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  1. ^ "Doncaster ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. ^ The Topographer and Genealogist editor John Gough Nichols, 1858.
  3. ^ Deeds between Hastings and Levetts, Cooke of Wheatley Muniments, Sheffield Archives, The National Archives,

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