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I have already presented Doncaster Minster photographed from a different POV (click here to see it). County of South Yorkshire is a seldom guest in the TrekEarth gallery and Doncaster, one of the largest towns in this county is almost absent here. The origin of Doncaster name is quite simple: it was in the past a Roman camp (caster ~ Latin ceaster = military camp) at the River Don. To my knowledge, not much is left from that past.

Church of St George, Doncaster, also known as Doncaster Minster is one of Doncaster's most architecturally important buildings. It was built by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1858 at a cost of £43,126 4s 5d. It replaced a 12th century Norman building that burnt down on the last day of February 1853. It was described by Sir John Betjeman as "Victorian Gothic at its very best". It was given minster status by the Bishop of Sheffield on 17 June 2004. Amongst its treasures are a clock by Dent (the designer of the Palace of Westminster Clock, more usually known as Big Ben) and a spectacular 5 manual organ by the renowned German organ builder Edmund Schulze (1824–1877).

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2849 W: 95 N: 7044] (29532)
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