Carcroft shown within South Yorkshire
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|Metropolitan county||South Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Doncaster North|
Carcroft is a rural village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the village is roughly six miles north north west of Doncaster.
It borders woodland to the north which separates it from the neighbouring village of Owston. To the west the village merges with Skellow having subsumed the area previously known as Hobcroft and a string of small industrial estates connect it with Adwick le Street to the south. East of the village lies mixed farmland and woodland.
Like its neighbour to the west much of Carcroft is made up of former council housing estates. The old centre of the village remains with High Street supporting a variety of small independent shops. The furniture retailer dfs also began here as Northern Upholstery and a large outlet for the firm still stands on a small trading estate just off High Street opposite an Asda superstore. DFS is now based a mile away at Adwick le Street. The village had a library until it was closed down in 2012 during the cutbacks imposed by the government.
A small portion of Carcroft is redeveloped land formerly occupied by the Bullcroft Colliery  which operated from 1912 until 1970 when it was merged underground with nearby Brodsworth Colliery. Recently the viability of reopening this coal face has been under investigation  however as yet no moves to restore mining in the area have been made.
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- DMBC Report on proposed scheme for coal recovery and community woodland restoration
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