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Doncaster

(dŏng`kəstər), metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 74,727), N central England, on the Don River. Doncaster is a communications center, located on important rail lines and roads, and a market for fruits, vegetables, and livestock. There are slaughterhouses, railroad shops, steel mills, and food-processing plants. Other manufactures include metal products, electrical equipment, agricultural implements, clothing, and nylon. Doncaster is the site of the Roman camp Danum, on an ancient highway. An old racecourse is near the city; the St. Leger classic is run there every September. Noteworthy are the Mansion House (18th cent.) and the parish church of St. George, with a 170-ft (52-m) tower, designed in 1854 by George Gilbert ScottScott, Sir George Gilbert,
1811–78, English architect. Prominent in the Gothic revival, he designed many public structures. He also directed a vast amount of Gothic restoration work, beginning with renovations of Ely Cathedral (1847) and including Westminster Abbey (where
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. Doncaster has a technical college and an art gallery.

Doncaster

1. an industrial town in N England, in Doncaster unitary authority, South Yorkshire, on the River Don. Pop.: 67 977 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in N England, in South Yorkshire. Pop.: 288 400 (2003 est.). Area: 582 sq. km (225 sq. miles)
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