Doncaster Road



Doncaster Road / Fitzwilliam Road Junction
Doncaster Road Rotherham

© Rotherham Family History Society 1968

Doncaster Road Rotherham

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Doncaster Road / Fitzwilliam Road Junction
Doncaster Road Rotherham

© Rotherham Family History Society 1968

Doncaster Road Rotherham

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Before Fitzwilliam Road was re-routed to the Mushroom Roundabout it used to follow the line of what is now the extension of Mowbray Street end at the small roundabout where Doncaster Road and Mowbray Street now cross.

Doncaster Road / Fitzwilliam Road Junction Panoramic
Doncaster Road Rotherham

© Rotherham Family History Society 1968

Doncaster Road Rotherham

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Old Rotherham's Scott has used the 2 sets of images above to create a panaramic image.

The Methodist Church, Doncaster Road
Doncaster Road Rotherham

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Doncaster Road Rotherham

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If you know any history of the Methodist Church or when it was demolished please email us at history@old-rotherham.co.uk .

Doncaster Gate
Doncaster Road Rotherham

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Doncaster Road Rotherham

© Old Rotherham 2011

Image taken from Doncaster Gate. Junction to the left is Wharncliffe Street. Straight on is Doncaster Road. Junction to the right is Clifton Lane.

Address
Doncaster Road
Rotherham
S65
Notes
"The Sheffield to Doncaster route was also turnpiked from 1759. The Tinsley to Doncaster section gained its Act in 1764. It passed through Rotherham with a tollgate at the eastern end of Doncaster Road. The route originally planned bypassed Thrybergh and Hooton Roberts but the inhabitants petitioned the Marquis of Rockingham who used his influence to have the line of the turnpike changed. So we know who to blame for the thunderous traffic that roars through both these villages today."

Read more about the turnpike roads of Rotherham at Rotherham Unofficial.