Renishaw, Derbyshire

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Coordinates: 53°18′00″N 1°20′11″W / 53.3001°N 1.3363°W / 53.3001; -1.3363

Renishaw
Renishaw - Toll House.jpg
Renishaw - Toll House on A6135
Renishaw is located in Derbyshire
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 Renishaw shown within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK4478
Civil parish Eckington
District North East Derbyshire
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHEFFIELD
Postcode district S21
Dialling code 01246
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament North East Derbyshire
Website http://www.eckington-pc.gov.uk
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Renishaw is a village in the district of North East Derbyshire in England.

Renishaw lies on the A6135 between the villages of Eckington and Barlborough. To the west is a section of the Trans Pennine Trail long distance footpath which runs along a former railway line. Adjacent to this is the route of the Chesterfield Canal which passes along the edge of the village. The canal is being restored in stages, with this section having some clearance work done in preparation for the section from Staveley to the south being reinstated. While Renishaw is the name for the village as a whole, in respect of the group of roads that lie south of the A6135, in the section of the highway that is locally named as Main Road (between Hague Lane (B6419) and Emmett Carr Lane), that part is named Emmett Carr.

To the north west of the village is Renishaw Hall, a country house belonging to the Sitwell family, who were owners of the local iron foundry before it was nationalised. The Sitwell estate is now occupied in part by Renishaw Park Golf course. Renishaw Ironworks founded by the 17th-century ironmaster, George Sitwell was the main employer in the village for many years before its closure in the 1990s, when British Steel closed down non-core parts of its business. The site is now part business park and part housing estate. The other main employer in the area was the mining industry as the area had several pits some of which originally supplied the iron works.

The route of the Midland Railway from Chesterfield to Sheffield passed the village in the valley to the west, before the direct route through Dronfield and the Bradway Tunnel to the Sheffield Midland station was built. This route was the North Midland Railway from Derby to Leeds.

In September 2010, an online forum was set up for Renishaw residents.

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