About Kirk Sandall
Benefitting from handy transport links, favourable catchment areas for schools and well presented properties, Kirk Sandall continues to grow in popularity. Offering many modern homes that are spacious and perfect families as well as a range of amenities in an out-of-town setting, is it just right for you?
THINGS TO DO
The Barnby Dun & Kirk Sandall Sports Association and Doncaster Driving Range in the village are perfect for active people. There are a number of good walks down by the River Don, Wheatley Golf Club, Thorpe Marsh Nature Reserve and the open space of Sandall Park to enjoy. Being not far from the centre, Doncaster Dome, the Racecourse and the Keepmoat Stadium are within reach.
EATING & DRINKING
The Holy Bush and The Glasshouse are the two pub options in the village and they also serve food. There is also XL Fisheries fish and chip shop. You can enjoy the White Hart home cooked food and the Olive Pub and Grill both in Barnby Dun. Armthorpe is also home to popular restaurants like Ashoka and Akdeniz and Doncaster centre has a wider mix.
There are a number of businesses in the area including convenience stores, car shops and a baby shop. Neighbouring Edenthorpe is home to a Tesco superstore and Wheatley has an Asda. Wheatley is also home to a Sports Direct, Next, Argos and Matalan. Doncaster has a range of high street stores as well as the Lakeside Village Outlet.
Kirk Sandall Infant School is in the village, with Barnby Dun Primary Academy nearby. The outstanding Hungerhill School is around a mile away for secondary education.
Kirk Sandall is still home to a train station and it is just a four mile journey to Doncaster. Alternatively, there is public transport or it is a quick drive. The M18 is just a short drive away for connection with the M180, the A1(M) passes through Doncaster and Robin Hood Airport is just 20 minutes by car.
Originating from the hamlet of Sandal Parva, Kirk Sandall has a long history and is thought to have played a part in the 633 AD Battle of Hatfield. The local church dates back to this time and is named after the Anglo-Saxon king St Oswald. The gorgeous old architecture attracts visitors even today and for many years this was just a manor, a farm and a cluster of cottages. A school opened here in the mid 17th century and the current village is around a quarter of a mile away fro the original settlement and grew thanks to its canal and railway. It was the place for glass workers from around 1921. It continues to develop and is a popular part of Doncaster.
DID YOU KNOW?
Legend has it that the body of St Oswald rested at the church after he died is 642 AD.