Skip to main content
Select Source:

Doncaster

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 Scott. Doncaster has a technical college and an art gallery.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Doncaster." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. 26 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Doncaster." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 26, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/doncaster

"Doncaster." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved July 26, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/doncaster

Doncaster

Doncastertheatre (US theater) •realtor •amphitheatre (US amphitheater) •proprietor, rioter •breakfaster • comforter • Lancaster •Doncaster •Alasdair, baluster •bardolater, idolater •amateur, shamateur •schemata • stigmata • automata •traumata • covenanter •Mahabharata • orator • warranter •Alberta, asserter, Bizerta, converter, deserter, Goethe, inserter, kurta, perverter, reverter, subverter •frankfurter

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Doncaster." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. 26 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Doncaster." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 26, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/doncaster

"Doncaster." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Retrieved July 26, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/doncaster