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Pentland Road Shops, Gosforth Valley, Dronfield Woodhouse
Dronfield Woodhouse shown within Derbyshire
|OS grid reference|
|District||North East Derbyshire|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||North East Derbyshire|
Dronfield Woodhouse is a district of Dronfield, in North East Derbyshire, England. Its habitation has existed as early as the 11th century (Cowley Farm, to the south) and its main road features a 13th-century house and a 19th-century Primary School (now an elderly care home).
Although Dronfield Woodhouse today constitutes the western half of the town of Dronfield, until the early 1970s it was merely a small collection of houses and farm buildings amidst farmland and woodland. In the 1970s a large housing development was constructed in the adjacent Gosforth Valley, and this resulted in Dronfield Woodhouse becoming a district of Dronfield and 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.
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