Woodlands is a colliery village within the Doncaster and Adwick area, designed and built during the early 20th century by architect, Percy Houfton, who decided that he wanted to make an area, mainly cottages for the miners working in the neighbouring village of Brodsworth. In fact, Percy loved the extensive open spaces that Woodlands had surrounding the area, and thought the overall living conditions and different designs of the housing represented the model village movement.

Woodlands funeral services, home of Paul Young Funeral Director

Today, the village lies between the historic ‘Great North Road’ which leads directly to major cities, such as York, Leeds, and Lincoln, as well as Doncaster the home of Paul Young Funeral Director. Fun fact, Paul young actually travelled up and down the ‘Great North Road’ while working at his dad’s funeral directors in Leeds, picking up the horse manure from the funerals.

Woodlands is home to two churches, Woodlands All Saints’ Church, built from red brick in 1913 and used for the mining community, and St Joseph & St Theresa’s Catholic Church, with community Hall. The village also owns the largest community facility built in 1924 mostly for the miners and the woodlands community. However, it is now the village’s sporting and leisure facility.


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