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Second Enclosure at Doncaster Race Course, Doncaster

Description: Second Enclosure at Doncaster Race Course

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 335057

OS Grid Reference: SE5948103102
OS Grid Coordinates: 459481, 403102
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5212, -1.1043

Locality: Doncaster
County: Doncaster
Country: England
Postcode: DN2 6DE

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Listing Text

SE 50 SE (south side)

3/61 Second Enclosure at
Doncaster Race Course


Race course stand. 1881, extended 1901, with C20 restoration. Yellow brick with
ashlar dressings and slate roof. Three storeys in height, approximately 12 bays, t
rectangular in plan. Front elevation has central entrance through archway with
moulded semi-circular arch on brick jambs, below panelled ashlar spandrels and
plaque inscribed 'Charles Stockil Esq, Alderman, Chairman of the Race Committee
1881, extended 1901, Frederick Bightman, J B Chairman'. Plain ashlar parapet above.
Slightly advanced to left is the original ground floor of the 1881 stand which has
a 7 bay colonnade of paired Tuscan columns flanked by engaged columns to either
end, supporting entablature with moulded cornice. Beyond to either end are advanced
bays which have low semi-circular headed recesses with radiating voussoirs set in
horizontally rusticated stonework, below deep entablature with plain band to base,
plain frieze with swagged central panel and moulded cornice. Balustraded parapets
over colonnade, plain parapets over end bays, all with plinths and moulded copings.
Recessed behind the colonnade is a brick wall with 7 semi-circular headed openings,
now all with C20 half-glazed doors below plain fanlights. To right of central
archway projects 13 stone steps with plain metal railings to sides. To far right
corner is the remains of a similar advanced bay as those to either end of the
colonnade. Above and behind, the steps continue up until they reach the back wall
flanked on either side by ramped brick walls with stone copings. Front of roof
is supported by 7 iron columns with arched braces to top, similar columns to sides.
Hipped roof with square vents flanking central square clock turret which has taper-
ing base, clock faces to four sides and belled leaded roof topped by open ironwork
ogee finial. Within the building to the left are a pair of semi-circular headed
arches giving access to the steps. Rear elevation has 6 tall semi-circular headed
windows through both ground and first floor of left-hand bays with lintels at first
floor level, 3 6-pane sashes over with segmental brick arches and stone sills, each
flanked to right by similar blind opening. 6 right-hand bays have tall sashes
flanked by semi-circular doorcases to ground floor, 12-pane sashes to first floor;
and 4 6-pane sashes above, all below flat brick arches. Listed partly for historic
association, as racing has played an important role in the history of Doncaster,
a C19 grandstand is also a rarity.

Listing NGR: SE5948103102

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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