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Local history

A brief history of the Parish

The Parish of Sprotbrough and Cusworth lies three miles to the north west of Doncaster town centre and is split by the A1 motorway. To the south of the Parish flows the River Don, once one of the dirtiest rivers in Europe and now – thanks to a multi-million-pound clean-up – a haven to local fishermen, with salmon having recently been spotted in the watercourse.

 A scenicview of a river surrounded mostly by trees, with a barge floating alnoe whilse people watch from the footpath
Barge transporting materials along the South Yorkshire Navigation at Sprotbrough