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Balby, Doncaster

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Balby, Doncaster

Balby is a suburb of Doncaster located to the south-west of the borough in the north of England. It is home to the former secondary school, now sports college Balby Carr. The area of Balby stretches south of the town centre from the Balby Bridge area to Loversall, a small village bordering the new Woodfield Plantation residential development which is still expanding eastwards towards the Lakeside Village retail park.
Administrative CountyDoncaster
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE5501
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01302
Population14,280 (Population of Balby ward at 2001 census)

Other names by which Balby, Doncaster has been known in the past

Balby With Hexthorpe ~ Ballesbi ~ Ballebi

Balby, Doncaster in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Balby-with-Hexthorpe, township and eccl. dist., Doncaster par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Don, 2 miles SW. of Doncaster, 1613 ac., pop. 3422; eccl. dist., pop. 1371; P.O. Here George Fox (1624-90) and his followers held the first meeting of the Society of Friends.

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