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Owston, Doncaster

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Owston, Doncaster

Owston is a small village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in rural South Yorkshire, England. The village is situated amongst mixed farmland and woodland 6 miles north north west of Doncaster, just west of the A19. It has a population of 170. The name 'Owston' is of Old Scandinavian and Old English origin. It means 'East farmstead', being composed of the Old Scandinavian word austr ('east') and the Old English word tun ('farmstead').
Administrative CountyDoncaster
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE5511
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

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

Owston, par., township, and vil., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire - par., 3039 ac., pop. 488; township (partly also in Burgh Wallis par.), 1815 ac., pop. 339; the vil. is 5 miles NW. of Doncaster.

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