Sprotbrough

Sprotbrough is a large village near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Bounded by Cusworth (N), Warmsworth (S), Cadeby (W) and Bently (E), Sprotbrough, together with Cusworth, forms the civil parish of Sprotbrough and Cusworth (sometimes Sprotbrough with Cusworth).

Sprotbrough
River Don lock at Sprotbrough, South Yorkshire.jpg
Sprotbrough is located in South Yorkshire
Sprotbrough
Sprotbrough
Location within South Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE544050
• London145 mi (233 km) SSE
Civil parish
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDONCASTER
Postcode districtDN5
Dialling code01302
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
UK Parliament
WebsiteParish Council
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°30′43″N 1°11′17″W / 53.5119763°N 1.1881056°W / 53.5119763; -1.1881056Coordinates: 53°30′43″N 1°11′17″W / 53.5119763°N 1.1881056°W / 53.5119763; -1.1881056

Sprotbrough Village harbours the Grade I listed St Mary's Church and The Old Rectory – the childhood home of Second World War flying ace Douglas Bader.

The place-name 'Sprotbrough' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Sproteburg. The name is thought to mean 'Sprot's borough'.[1]

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  1. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.435.