St George's Minster (Doncaster) Reviews
Description:Built by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1858. Amongst its treasures are a clock by Dent and a spectacular 5 ... more
Newest Review: ... bell tower that rises to almost 40 metres above the ground. The clock on the tower was designed by Dent, who is perhaps most famous for designing the clock of the Palace of Westminster in London that is now more commonly referred to as "Big Ben". One of the main treasures from the interior of the church was an example of a Harris organ dating from 1740. This was the second ... more
Customer St George's Minster (Doncaster) Reviews (1)
by - written on 27/04/08 (Very useful, 221 readings)
Originally called the Parish Church of St George and now officially reclassified as a Minster, Doncaster Minster has the outward appearance of a Cathedral and dominates the centre of Doncaster town. This is a landmark that I have been familiar with all of my life but I was actually surprised to learn that this current church dates only from 1854. It does however stand on a spot that has been occupied by a church since the 7th century and it is known that a church dedicated to St George has stood here since at least 1061. A fire destroyed this particular Norman church in 1204 but some of its stones were used to rebuild a new, more elaborate church. It seems ... Read the complete review
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