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Askern, Doncaster

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Askern, Doncaster

Askern is a town and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, England. It is on the A19 road between Doncaster and Selby. It became a spa town in the late 19th century, but this stopped once coal mines opened in the town. The last mine closed in the 1990s. It has a population of 5,434. Askern is also well known in South Yorkshire for its greyhound racing stadium.
Administrative CountyDoncaster
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE5513
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
Population5,434 (2001)

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

Askern, township and vil. with ry. sta., Campsall par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 6¼ miles N. of Doncaster, 858 ac., pop. 548; P.O., T.O. It is much frequented for its medicinal springs.

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