SE5803 : Town Field - Doncaster

taken 14 years ago, near to Doncaster, Great Britain

Town Field - Doncaster
Town Field - Doncaster
This grid square is dominated by the historic Town Field at the heart of Doncaster. It forms part of the 'Town Moor' area, which includes the town's famous racecourse.

Town Field was officially designated common land in 2004, thereby protecting it from further development. The field is used as playing fields by many local football and rugby teams, and by adjacent primary and secondary schools. This picture was taken from my house on Town Moor Avenue, almost at the southern edge of the field, looking west. The building visible to the left of the setting sun is the Earl of Doncaster hotel on Bennethorpe, immediately beyond the field's boundary. Doncaster's cricket and hockey clubs occupy part of the western edge of Town Field, to the right of the path that can be seen bisecting the field.

There has been considerable controversy over the planting of the new trees that can be seen in the photo, and the removal of many of the old sycamores that flank the southern edge of the field. There are proposals for further planting and landscaping to create zoned seasonal walks, and to include areas with children's play equipment, but again some people feel this will detract from the open common-land character of the field.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 21 December, 2004   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 13 July, 2005
Park > Parkland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 587 032 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.3426N 1:6.9469W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 590 034
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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