Adwick le Street, a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, the Adwick ward of Doncaster MBC had a population of 15,911 at the 2011 Census.

Situated a few miles to the north west of Doncaster, Adwick le Street has a population of 10,507.

Until 1974, Adwick le Street was an urban district of the West Riding of Yorkshire. The model village of Woodlands lies within the area of the former urban district. Woodlands was built for Brodsworth Colliery and the old village is on the B1220, meeting the A638 to the south of the village near the Highwayman Pub.


The great north British Roman routeway, Ermine Street lends its name to the town. Also known as the Roman Ridge, it follows the A638 (former A1) northwards through the centre of the town of Doncaster until the junction of the A635 and A638.

Passing the western perimeter of Woodlands, it follows to the west of the A638. This divides the estate from the Red House industrial park. Re-joining the Great North Road at the Red House interchange.

Anglo Saxons

After unearthing human remains when preparing for the construction of the brand-new North Ridge Community School in December 2007, Archaeologists from ARCUS were called in.  The new special needs School was to be built adjacent to North Doncaster Technology College (now Outwood Academy Adwick).

They discovered 40 graves; 37 containing skeletal remains. These were dated between 660 AD and 880 AD, the Middle Saxon period. Future artifacts will be archived in Doncaster Museum.

It is believed to be the first Anglo-Saxon/early medieval cemetery of this type found in South Yorkshire and considered to be the most significant Anglo-Saxon finds in the UK.


The Domesday Book (1086) shows the earliest references to the town, the parish church of St. Laurence dates from the 12th Century.


There are two churches in Woodlands. The main one, dedicated to St Laurence in the old village, and All Saints church. The southern part of Hampole parish is included in the religious parish of St Laurence.


An old pub named the Red House in the village located on the A638, gave its name to the Red House interchange (former roundabout before 1979) of the A1(M) and A638. The Red house Industrial park is nearby.

B&Q distribution centre and the headquarters of DFS are on the industrial Park. It is in the Parish of Brodsworth.