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Sprotbrough Falls, in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
SPROTBROUGH FALLSBeautiful weirs on the River Don crash through Sprotborough Flash on their way to Doncaster.
Nearby is the historic Boat Inn.
DirectionsJunction 36 off A1, three miles from Doncaster.
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FacilitiesThe Boat Inn serves home cooked English A la carte with high quality wines (evenings) and bar meals (lunchtimes) at the following times every day 12noon - 2pm & 6.30pm - 9pm.
ParkingAmple free parking around the Boat Inn and the falls.
Contact DetailsNursery Lane,
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Emmalina Travoscavoy from Doncaster: Hey! I was falling over and over again here which suits the name! Had lots and lots of pints here and i got sooooooo drunk i was....... i was well i dont no i was drunk!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!
Beryl Hemsworth nee Handford from W.Australia: I was born at Low Sprotborough and lived there for 15 years. The Hall, re; the enquiry from Sue Appleby was put up for auction in 1925 and sold for 5,100 pounds but unfortunatly it was demolished the following year. In the garden was a large pool and fountain, water coming from the River Don at the rear of the property, the engine house still being visible today. In 1707 the owner, Sir Godfrey Copley wrote that he had added 'a bath' The pool was 35' long by 16' across. There are several publications about Sprotborough and available from the Library in Waterdale, Doncaster or The Star newspaper office. Amazon.com listed one but it was out of print. The one I have is by Peter Tuffrey and called 'Sprotborough, Cadeby, Cusworth and Levitt Hagg' ISBN 0 7524 0721 X
Litter. I agree, I visited in 2003 and was disappointed to see such a beauty spot marred to such an extent.
Sue Appleby from Burton-on-Trent: I have an ancester who I have traced who was a domestic servant at Sprotborough Hall her name was Annie Hartless she married in Burton-on-Trent in 21.11 1897 age 22 so it must be prior to that. If anyone has any idea how I could find out any information I would like to hear from them. Is the hall still in existance?
ALISON SMITH from LINCOLN, UK: I had my wedding reception at the boat inn this time last year and it was amazing. All of our guests were very impressed with the surroundings and are going to visit again very soon. A lovely place, we often visit and have a walk by the canal.
mike from shiefield: i did not enjoy it, there was a lot of litter too.
Niel Malkin from Alliston, Ontario, Canada: I used to live in Sprotborough in the mid-to-late 1970s. Attended the Orchard School. then went on to Richmond Hill, before moving over to Canada.
I remember Sprotborough, very well. Attended St. Marys church, lived on Park Drive in a house called (then) White Cottage. I also recall playing in Scabba Wood and going to Cusworth Hall.
Doubtless, at some point in my life Ill come back to visit, and have a pint in the Ivanhoe..... if its still called that!
Is there anyone, still living in Sprotborough, who I might have known? (would currently be about 31-32 years old).
Frank Lawton from gold coast qld australia: I was on holiday at scawthorpe and borrowed a push bike and rode along the don bank to the earth centre going
passed the spotboro falls and the boat inn i was greatly impresed with what i saw.