Adwick le Street formally an urban district of the West Riding of Yorkshire until 1974, is small village that lies between Woodlands and Askern. According to the 2011 Census, Adwick le Street has a population of more than 15, 911.
The main feature of Adwick le Street apart from being the home of Paul Young Funeral Director, is the Adwick Train Station, which is part of the East Coast Main Lane, Wakefield and Leeds route. The station is also the terminus for trains from Sheffield, via Doncaster.
History of Adwick le Street
In Roman times, the village derives its name from the ‘Great North Road’, Ermine Street. Also known as the Roman Ridge, which follows the A638. The small town also discovered unearthed human remains while constructing the new North Ridge Community School in 2007. 40 graves containing 37 skeletal remains dating between 660AD and 880AD, during the Anglo-Saxon period.
In more recent history, Askern le Street suffered from extensive flooding, as did many areas in the north of Doncaster during June 2007.