Hello and welcome to cusworth-hall.co.uk. The site is currently under redesign - I am gathering a range of photos of the hall and grounds now the restoration has taken place and will be adding them to the site shortly. All images on the site at present were taken pre-restoration.

If you have any queries about the Hall, the grounds or the facilties/amenities on offer, please contact Doncaster Council directly:

eMail: museum@doncaster.gov.uk | Telephone: 01302 782342 | Text: 71006

Best wishes

cusworth-hall.co.uk webmaster


Cusworth Hall was built in the 1740s and is in a parkland setting on the outskirts of Cusworth village in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. The Hall is now the Museum of South Yorkshire Life and its collections depict life in the locality over the last 200 years. The Hall provides a beautiful backdrop to the lakeland landscape of the country park.

The hall is one of only four listed Grade 1 buildings in the district.

Built by George Platt, a local builder and architect, for William Wrightson between 1740-45, it was refaced and extended by James Paine in 1749-53. The Hall and Park have been managed by the local authority since 1961. The grounds are open to the public.

East of the Hall is Shrubbery Walk - a band of ornamental trees including the Strawberry tree, Redwood and Ginkgo. Native trees to be found include Elder, Hazel, Yew and Holly.

The lakes are home to common wildfowl such as mallard, coot and moorhen. Black coot and moorhen can be easily separated, coot having a white bill and lobed feet, moorhen having a red bill and clawed feet. Toads and frogs are present here, as are water scorpions and diving beetles. Other wildlife in the Country Park includes tawny owls and up to six bat species. Daubenton's or water bats can be seen at dusk flying over the fish ponds looking for insects.

Photo Galleries (pre-2006)>>
Photo Galleries (post-2006)>>
Directions / contact details

Gallery One - The Hill

Gallery Two - The Lake

Gallery Three - The Grounds

Gallery Four - Cusworth village

Gallery Five - Hall exterior

Gallery Six - Various photos inside Hall

Gallery Seven - Hall schoolroom

Gallery Eight - Hall kitchen

Gallery Nine - Hall washroom

Coming Soon......................
Cusworth Hall wallpaper