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Scawsby is located in South Yorkshire
Location within South Yorkshire
Population12,134 (2011)
OS grid referenceSE5404
• London145 mi (233 km) SSE
Civil parish
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDoncaster
Postcode districtDN5
Dialling code01302
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
WebsiteSprotbrough and Cusworth
List of places
53°32′20″N 1°10′46″W / 53.5390°N 1.17957°W / 53.5390; -1.17957Coordinates: 53°32′20″N 1°10′46″W / 53.5390°N 1.17957°W / 53.5390; -1.17957

Scawsby is a village and community area on the west of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England on the A635, close to the A1(M). It was historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is about 2 miles north-west of Doncaster and about 4.5 miles north-east of Conisbrough.

Scawthorpe, Marr, Cusworth, Sprotbrough and Bentley are close-by villages.

The local parish church in the village is the Church of St Leonard and St Jude.

It is in the civil parish of Sprotbrough and Cusworth, which had a population of 12,166,[1] decreasing slightly to 12,134 at the 2011 Census.[2] Cusworth Hall is located there.[3]

Scawsby Hall

Listed buildings in the village include 17th century Scawsby Hall[4] and a Tudor cottage.[5]

In 2012, BBC News reported on Scawsby Fisheries, a fish and chip shop on Rowena Drive which attempted for charity the world fish and chip portion record, with a fry of 33lb (15kg) of battered cod alongside 64lb (29kg) of chips.[6]

On Barnsley Road is the local primary school, Scawsby Saltersgate Junior School, with Scawsby Saltersgate Infant School, Scawsby Community Centre (Ullswater Walk), Scawsby Health Centre, and two public houses, Scawsby Mill and The Sun (originally the Sun Inn).

Scawsby Day College of Education operated here in the village, until it closed in 1976.[7] Rosedale School, Ridgewood School and Stone Hill School are all other schools in Scawsby.

The village is mainly on the A635 but areas lie on streets like Cusworth Lane and the A638.

The village has many shops; a OneStop, a Londis Convenience Store, a First Stop Food and Drinks and the Sun Service Station on York Road. Altogether, it has four public houses, The Sun, the Scawsby Mill, the Roman Ridge and York Bar W M C Working Mens Club, on the corner of Cusworth Lane and the A638.

Capital FM is available in this area, as one of the most popular radio stations. Classic FM, Hallam FM, Heart Yorkshire and many others are also available here. Viking FM and BBC Radio Humberside also over-lap into this area.

Domesday Book[edit]

In the Domesday Book it was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Its head of manor is Brodsworth, a village about 3.5 miles north-west of Scawsby.[8]


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Doncaster Retrieved 16 May 2015
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Nighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Cusworth Hall Website". Doncaster Council Online. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Scawsby Hall (1151681)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Tudor Cottage (1314759)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Cod and chips world record battered in Doncaster". BBC News. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Scawsby Day College Of Education". National Archives. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Domesday Map of Scawsby". Open Domesday. Retrieved 30 May 2015.

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