Bessacarr

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Bessacarr
Bessacarr shopping centre, Stoops Lane - geograph.org.uk - 1214899.jpg
Tall sloped willow and straight tree and Stoops Lane shops in early spring.
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Footpath across Warren Golf Course, Bessacarr
Bessacarr is located in South Yorkshire
Bessacarr
Bessacarr
 Bessacarr shown within South Yorkshire
Population 19,803 Doncaster MBC study of 2001 census areas forming Bessacarr's early 20th century boundary
OS grid reference SE6101
   – London 140 mi (230 km)  S by SE
Metropolitan borough Doncaster
Metropolitan county South Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DONCASTER
Postcode district DN4
Dialling code 01302
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Doncaster Central
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Coordinates: 53°30′22″N 1°04′48″W / 53.506°N 1.080°W / 53.506; -1.080

Bessacarr /ˈbɛs.əˌkər/[1] is a large village at the south-east edge of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Bessacarr is mostly private residential development from the 1960s onward. Bessacarr is largely interwoven with Cantley to the north-east having partially signposted ancient boundaries, upon which its population was approximately 19,803 at the 2001 census.[2]

Localities[edit]

For the public nature reserve in Bessacarr, see Potteric Carr.
For the large zoological park east of Cantley and Bessacarr, see Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

West Bessacarr[edit]

The bulk of Bessacarr is often known as West Bessacarr and is south of Bawtry Road. A small minority of the neighbourhood was built in the 1930s or earlier, the majority of the building occurred in the 1960s and 70s. Some recent development has occurred in the late 1990s and into the 21st century. Apartments are a feature of the most recent developments.[citation needed]

Nostell Place includes a Doctor's surgery, Veterinary surgery, global retail bank, pharmacists, Co-operative food store, bakery, hairdresser, hardware store, launderette, fish and chip shop and Chinese takeaway amongst others. Nearby is the Flying Childers public house, St Francis of Assisi Anglican Church, Bessacarr Library and Willow Primary School. Some other shops, including an off-licence and a hairdresser / beautician, are further up Alston Road around the corner from Punch's Hotel. Doncaster Lawn Tennis Club is on Saxton Avenue and is accessible via a footpath from Ellers Road.[citation needed]

West Bessacarr is part of the cycle path from Doncaster to Rossington, known locally as "the red path" owing to the colour of its tarmac. Routes including the red path and others within Bessacarr can lead walkers and cyclists to the relatively newly developed area known as Lakeside. Public transport to and from Bessacarr is provided by First Mainline routes 58 and 55B, with the direct 89 bus through the estates being withdrawn in 2004. Primary education for the area is provided by Bessacarr Primary School and Willow Primary School, which feed into the local Hall Cross lower school, formally Ellers Middle School, next to the north-west boundary.[citation needed]

Bessacarr Grange[edit]

Bessacarr Grange is a largely 1990s neighbourhood south of the M18 Motorway with some of its own amenities including Yorkshire Wildlife Park accessed by Warning Tongue Lane.

Politics[edit]

Bessacarr and Cantley is currently the name of the ward which as such undergoes boundary and name reviews every eight to twelve years theoretically to avoid malapportionment. The ward and its predecessors have had no evidence of at any point having been three safe seats for any political party. Elections are held all-out from 1999 every four years. For the 2011 term the ward is served by one Independent, one Labour Party member and one UKIP member.

Finningley ward would on a historic synthesis and real-politik critique of the first past the post system be considered a set of three Conservative 'safe seats' and currently includes all bar the latest developed areas of Cantley as well as Bessacarr Grange.

Demography[edit]

2011 Published Statistics: Population, home ownership and extracts from Physical Environment, surveyed in 2005[3]
Output area Homes owned outright Owned with a loan Socially rented Privately rented Other km² green spaces km² roads km² water km² domestic gardens km² domestic buildings km² non-domestic buildings Usual residents km²
Bessacarr and Cantley ward 2,338 2,085 898 876 130 2.76 0.69 0.21 1.90 0.46 0.08 14,408 6.72

Around 40% of Bessacarr is in Finningley Ward which had the following land use and housing statistics in 2011:

2011 Published Statistics: Population, home ownership and extracts from Physical Environment, surveyed in 2005[3]
Output area Homes owned outright Owned with a loan Socially rented Privately rented Other km² green spaces km² roads km² water km² domestic gardens km² domestic buildings km² non-domestic buildings Usual residents km²
Finningley ward 2,633 2,407 435 605 110 38.64 1.04 0.64 2.42 0.61 0.14 15,209 43.42

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Bessacarr at Wikimedia Commons