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West Riding
River Don lock at Sprotbrough, South Yorkshire.jpg
River Don lock at Sprotbrough
Grid reference: SE544050
Location: 53°30’43"N, 1°11’17"W
Post town: Doncaster
Postcode: DN5
Dialling code: 01302
Local Government
Council: Doncaster
Doncaster North
Website: Parish Council

Sprotbrough is a large village and parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire, to the west of Doncaster. It is bounded by Cusworth to the north; by Warmsworth to the south; by Cadeby to the west; and by Newton to the east. Sprotbrough, together with Cusworth, forms the civil parish of Sprotbrough and Cusworth (sometimes Sprotbrough with Cusworth). It lies in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill.

Sprotbrough village harbours the Grade-I-listed St Mary's Church and 'The Old Rectory' - the childhood home or WW2 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]


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