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43, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Town, Doncaster

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Latitude: 53.5229 / 53°31'22"N

Longitude: -1.1337 / 1°8'1"W

OS Eastings: 457529

OS Northings: 403268

OS Grid: SE575032

Mapcode National: GBR NWJP.BV

Mapcode Global: WHDD2.KQC3

Plus Code: 9C5WGVF8+5G

Entry Name: 43, High Street

Listing Date: 11 April 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335049

Location: Doncaster, DN1

County: Doncaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Town

Built-Up Area: Doncaster

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Doncaster St George

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

SE 5703 SE (south side) )

7/54 No 43


Facade to former Subscription Rooms. 1826 by Woodhead and Hurst, rooms behind
demolished c1970. Painted ashlar, concealed roof. Single bay, single tall storey.
Distyle portico in antis with pair of central Ionic columns flanked by Tuscan antae.
Plain entablature with moulded cornice. Parapet has moulded plinth and coping,
and three rectangular panels, those to sides balustraded and that to centre with
laurel leaf swag and drops hanging from moulded paterae. Above to centre anthemion
acroteria on stepped base. Within, the portico has a grid beamed ceiling with
moulded cornices. To rear wall there are three blocked openings flanked by full-
height pilasters. Recessed rectangular panels over side openings and circular
recess above central one with scrolled decoration to sides. Built as the
Subscription or Betting Rooms with 100 members paying a guinea a year. It was one
of the biggest gambling centres in the country during race week and was used for
Hazard and Roulette. After gaming became illegal, the building was used for a
variety of functions, until most of the building was demolished. Partly listed
for historical interest. Photographs of original interiors in NMR.

Listing NGR: SE5752603254

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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