Located in the south-east of Doncaster, Bessacarr is
one of the most affluent areas in Doncaster.
Bessacarr has expanded hugely since the Second World War,
and is now one of the largest villages in the country. Its
population was 19,803 at the 2001 census.
West Bessacarr is the largest area, and is south of Bawtry
The centre of West Bessacarr is arguably Nostell Place shops,
which boasts a Doctor's surgery, Veterinary surgery, pharmacists,
bakery, hairdressers, hardware store, launderette, fish and chip
shop and Chinese takeaway, amongst others. Nearby is the Flying
Childers public house, St Francis of Assisi Anglican Church,
Bessacarr Library and Willow Primary School.
Doncaster Lawn Tennis Club is situated on Saxton Avenue and is
accessible via a footpath from Ellers Road.
West Bessacarr is part of the cycle path from Doncaster to
Rossington, known locally as "the red path", owing to the colour of
its tarmac. Routes including the red path and others within
Bessacarr can lead walkers and cyclists to the relatively newly
developed area known as Lakeside.