Scawsby is a village and community area on the west of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England on the A635, close to the A1(M). It was historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is about 2 miles north-west of Doncaster and about 4.5 miles north-east of Conisbrough.
Scawthorpe, Marr, Cusworth, Sprotbrough and Bentley are close-by villages.
It is in the civil parish of Sprotbrough and Cusworth, which had a population of 12,166, reducing slightly to 12,134 at the 2011 Census. and Cusworth Hall maybe found there.
In 2012, BBC News reported on Scawsby Fisheries, a fish and chip shop on Rowena Drive which attempted for charity the world fish and chip portion record, with a fry of 33lb (15kg) of battered cod alongside 64lb (29kg) of chips.
On Barnsley Road is the local primary school, Scawsby Saltersgate Junior School, with Scawsby Saltersgate Infant School, Scawsby Community Centre (Ullswater Walk), Scawsby Health Centre, and two public houses, Scawsby Mill and The Sun (originally the Sun Inn).
Scawsby Day College of Education operated here in the village, until it closed in 1976. Rosedale School, Ridgewood School and Stone Hill School are all other schools in Scawsby.
The village is mainly on the A635 but areas lie on streets like Cusworth Lane and the A638.
The village has many shops; a OneStop, a Londis Convenience Store, a First Stop Food and Drinks and the Sun Service Station on York Road. Altogether, it has four public houses, The Sun, the Scawsby Mill, the Roman Ridge and York Bar W M C Working Mens Club, on the corner of Cusworth Lane and the A638.
Capital FM is available in this area, as one of the most popular radio stations. Classic FM, Hallam FM, Heart Yorkshire and many others are also available here. Viking FM and BBC Radio Humberside also over-lap into this area.