An affluent part of Doncaster, Armthorpe has a range of properties and excellent transport links that always attract new residents. From affordable housing to beautiful, spacious detached modern homes, you can take your pick with the city just a few miles away.
THINGS TO DO
Wheatley Golf Club and Town Moor Golf Course are nearby, as is Sn Cantley Hall Park and Sandall Park which are great for walks and an option for family picnics in summer. There is plenty of sport on offer with Armthorpe Welfare football club, an amateur boxing club, motocross, Doncaster Knights rugby club, Armthorpe Kingfishers swimming club and dance schools. The leisure centre is also home to a gym and the Dome with ice skating rink and water park is nearby.
EATING & DRINKING
There are a number of takeaways including King's fish and chips, Luciano pizzeria and Shanghai Chinese as well as dining options like Shimla Indian, Elachi, Ashoka, Akdeniz and the Horse & Groom. Pubs in the area include Sportsman, Wheatsheaf and Armthorpe Coronation Working Men's Club.
Armthorpe is home to a couple of pet shops, charity shops, a second hand furniture shop, Spar, a Greggs bakery and a Morrisons superstore along Church Street. Thorne Road retail park is close and Wheatley Shopping Centre is home to the likes of Asda, Argos and Sports Direct.
Armthorpe is home to Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Primary School, Shaw Wood Primary School, Tranmoor Primary School and Armthorpe Academy.
Armthorpe Road or the A18 get you from Armthorpe to Doncaster within 10 minutes. The village is also just off the M18 and this gives easy access to Sheffield and up to the M62. Kirk Sandall and Doncaster are the closest train stations and Robin Hood Airport is less than six miles.
Recorded in the Doomsday Book as Ernulfestorp - meaning the hamlet of Earnwulf - there have been Roman remains found here. Known for farming, part of the village is still dedicated to agriculture, but the boom of coal mining in Yorkshire saw Armthorpe become known for that. This increased the population and now the majority of residents are commuters that use it as a dormitory village.
DID YOU KNOW?
Former footballers Kevin Keegan, Peter Swan and George Raynor were born in Armthorpe.