Doncaster - South Parade conservation area

Doncaster - South Parade was designated a conservation area on 28 April 1974.

An appraisal has been undertaken and, after being out for consultation between 12 December 2011 and 27 January 2012, was finalised in March 2012. The appraisal can be viewed within the Downloads and Resources section.

To view the location of the conservation area go to the Heritage Map.

South Parade extends eastwards along the Great North Road. It marks the expansion of the town in the Georgian period and reflects the prosperity of the town brought about by its fashionable status as a racing town with the founding of the St. Leger.

Nearly all the buildings fronting on to South Parade are Georgian and are of three storey formal design. They are grouped in several terraces with some individual buildings. There is one Victorian property which by its architecture contrasts with the rest of the Parade. The Parade separates the buildings from the main road and rises towards Hall Cross Hill where Hall Cross is situated. The Hall Cross Monument is contemporary with the Georgian terraces and is the focal point.

There is wide use of stucco and natural slate being used for roofs. Sash windows and panelled doors are used to give the formal architecture mentioned above, as well as bow and tri-partite windows, railings and balconies.

The conservation area currently includes backland development up to Chequer Road which has mid twentieth century developments within it. The arch in the grounds of the museum appears to have been introduced from elsewhere but is of architectural and historic interest.

Such is the architectural quality of the buildings on South Parade that all within the conservation area are listed, amounting to 17 listed structures. All of these, as well as other significant features are outlined within the appraisal.

Further Information

Further Information about Conservation Areas can be found at Conservation Areas in Doncaster.

If you have any queries about the conservation area contact: conservation@doncaster.gov.uk

Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

Tel: 01302 734922 or 735199

Last updated: 23 July 2018 15:18:52