Auckley is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, about five miles east of Doncaster town centre. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 3,266. The parish includes the villages of Auckley and Hayfield Green.
The village was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Auckley as:
AUCKLEY, or Awkley, a township in the parish of Finningley, and partly in Notts, partly in W. R. Yorkshire; 3 miles E by N of Rossington r. station, and 5 ESE of Doncaster. Acres, 1,970. Pop., 309. Houses, 69.
In the 1960s substantial housing development took place in Auckley to accommodate the families at RAF Finningley. This began with the Spey Drive Estate.
Since the closure of RAF Finningley in 1996 and its subsequent development as Robin Hood Airport, there has been development of the old airfield estate around Hayfield Lane. The old RAF housing has been purchased by South Yorkshire Housing Association and private individuals. New homes, businesses, schools and a hotel have been built around the airport.
Historically, Auckley was in the ecclesiastical parish of Finningley in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill. From 1894 until 1974, Auckley was located in Doncaster Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire.