Dronfield Woodhouse

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Dronfield Woodhouse
St Andrews Church and Pentland Road Shops, Gosforth Valley - geograph.org.uk - 311290.jpg
Pentland Road Shops, Gosforth Valley, Dronfield Woodhouse
Dronfield Woodhouse is located in Derbyshire
Dronfield Woodhouse
Dronfield Woodhouse
Location within Derbyshire
OS grid referenceSK332786
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDRONFIELD
Postcode districtS18
Dialling code01246
PoliceDerbyshire
FireDerbyshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Derbyshire
53°18′14″N 1°30′11″W / 53.304°N 1.503°W / 53.304; -1.503Coordinates: 53°18′14″N 1°30′11″W / 53.304°N 1.503°W / 53.304; -1.503

Dronfield Woodhouse is a district of Dronfield, in North East Derbyshire, England.[1] Its habitation has existed as early as the 11th century (Cowley - pronounced Coaley - Farm, to the south) and its main road, Carr Lane, features a 13th-century house, formerly Hall Farm; the 19th-century former primary School on Holmesfield Road is now an elderly care home.

Coal mining was an important activity in the village in the 19th and early 20th Centuries and the last pit to close was Hurst Hollow in 1947; the current public house, the Miners' Arms, stands opposite the entrance to one of the former mines. Along with mining went Methodism; the chapel, built in 1848, has recently been converted into a dwelling following its closure. In the immediate post war period the village had its own post office and general store opposite Hall Farm and there were also two other village shops in Carr Lane; the building of a number of council houses in the 1950s linked Dronfield Woodhouse to the hamlet of Stubley which in its turn had already been joined to Dronfield in the period between the two world wars. In the 1960s a large housing development took place in the adjacent Gosforth Valley turning Dronfield Woodhouse into a quiet dormitory settlement for nearby Sheffield and Chesterfield; the surrounding countryside is still readily accessible however, and the boundary of the Peak District National Park is less than 2 miles to the west.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 119 Buxton & Matlock (Chesterfield, Bakewell & Dove Dale) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319231890.