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About Rossington

Surrounded by countryside, Rossington is a former mining village boasting amenities, an active community and accessible transport links. It attracts workers in Doncaster and their families with good facilities and well regarded schools in the town. Enjoy the 10 minute commute.

THINGS TO DO

The local football team is Rossington Main FC, there is a long established cricket club and there is also a swimming team called the RASCALS based at Rossington Sports Centre. The Warren Golf Course is to the north of the village, the popular Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Don Valley Outdoor Centre are nearby. Closer to Doncaster centre is the famous racecourse, the Dome with ice skating and waterpark as well as Sn Cantley Hall Park.

EATING & DRINKING

The White Rose is the local pub and others in the area include The Hare and Tortoise, The Flying Childers, The Three Horse Shoes, Blue Bell Inn and The Turnpike. There are a number of takeaways in the village like Bashanti's, Oceans and Jones fish & chip shops and Pizza Jim. Neighbouring Bessacarr has chain eateries like Toby Carvery and Pizza Express.

SHOPPING

Lakeside Village Outlet Shopping is the premier destination outside of Doncaster for designer shopping. Inside Rossington itself you have a Co-operative food store, sportswear shop, an RSPCA shop, hardware shop and an Asda. Meadowhall outside Sheffield less than 40 minutes away.

SCHOOLS

The schools within the village are: St. Michael's Church of England Primary School, St Joseph's Roman Catholic School, Tornedale Infant School, Pheasant Bank Junior School, Grange Lane Infant Academy and Rossington All Saints Academy.

TRANSPORT LINKS

Just off the A638 and M18, Rossington boasts easy access around Yorkshire and nearby towns and cities. Doncaster is just 5.2 miles away and that is also where the nearest train station is found. Robin Hood airport is less than 10 minutes by car.

HISTORY

Named in Anglo-Saxon meaning 'Farm on the Moor', Roman remains have been found in Rossington. Before Henry VII it was in Nottinghamshire and is made up of a number of hamlets and villages. The expansion in this area came with the growth of the Rossington Main Colliery in the mid-twentieth century. This brought jobs and people to Rossington but the decline of the industry hit the area hard. Today, there has been a lot of money invested in regeneration and it is growing.

DID YOU KNOW?

Rossington was the birthplace of Labour MP Don Concannon and former National Union of Mineworkers President Ernest Jones CBE.


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