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About Cantley

The civil parish of Cantley is a popular area of Doncaster with some of the towns most desirable areas. Nicely positioned for schools, amenities and facilities, it is the ideal location for families. Take a look around some detached and semi-detached properties and find your perfect home.

THINGS TO DO

Hayfield Fishing Lakes, the well loved Yorkshire Wildlife Park and the Warren Golf Course are all within the boundaries of Cantley and are popular areas. Around the Keepmoat Stadium there's a plethora of things to do including the Dome with ice skating and water park, Tenpin Doncaster, Lakeside Outlet Village and Doncaster Racecourse.

EATING & DRINKING

Pubs in and around Cantley include: The Three Horse Shoes, Eagle & Child Inn, Palfreys Pub, Bechers Brook, The Hare and Tortoise, The Paddock and The Flying Childers. Many of these also do food but you have takeaways like the Golden Phoenix and Dragon Pearl while off the A638 on the way in to Doncaster you can enjoy a Toby carvery, Pizza Express, Frankie & Benny's and more.

SHOPPING

Everingham Road has a number of different shops that include a convenience store, post office, traditional stores like a bakers, butchers and grocers, hairdressers, DIY shop and the "Fish Dish" takeaway. Down at St Wilfrid's you get a similar selection of stores around the health centre. Goodison Boulevard is home to a Co-op but the Asda Doncaster is the closest superstore.

SCHOOLS

Schools are the area include:

Hatchell Wood Primary School
Hawthorn Primary School
St Wilfrid's Church of England Primary School
Bessacarr Primary School
Willow Academy
McAuley Catholic High School
Hayfield School

TRANSPORT LINKS

Crossing the M18, Cantley is a large civil parish in Doncaster and just five miles from the town centre. This makes it ideal for commuters and there is frequent public transport. It is easy to get around the country thanks to the proximity to the M18, M180 and A1(M) as well as being just ten minutes from Robin Hood Airport.

HISTORY

Doncaster grew in the 1st century around the site of a Roman fort on the River Don. Cantley's history seems to stem from the 7th or 8th century when Cantley Hall was owned by a Saxon called Tochi before the Norman conquest of 1066. The name of the area evolved from Kanteleia to Cauntele and by the 15th century Cantely was established and slowly growing. Developments sprung up after the Second World War and today it is a popular part on the outskirts of Doncaster.

DID YOU KNOW?

There are two water towers in Cantley and they can be seen from almost any raised part of Doncaster.


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