Unstone

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Unstone
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Unstone St Mary's Infant School
Unstone is located in Derbyshire
Unstone
Unstone
 Unstone shown within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK3777
Civil parish Unstone
District North East Derbyshire
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DRONFIELD
Postcode district S18
Dialling code 01246
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament North East Derbyshire
List of places
UK
England
Derbyshire

Coordinates: 53°17′N 1°26′W / 53.28°N 1.44°W / 53.28; -1.44

Unstone (/ˈʌnstən/ UN-stən) is a village and civil parish in the English county of Derbyshire, situated in the North East Derbyshire administrative district approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) south east of Dronfield. It is also close to the town of Chesterfield. The River Drone and the Midland Main Line railway run through the village, which has a population of over 1,000.

Originally, it developed mainly as a commuter area for workers at Dronfield's numerous (now closed) coal mines.

The village has more than doubled in size over the past century. A modern housing estate, Unstone Green, was built at the other side of the railway line from the original village. The majority of the estate, which was built in the 1940s, was initially intended to be temporary housing for the many coal miners in the area, but it is still intact today. Originally on the A61 trunk road, the village is now bypassed by the Unstone-Dronfield Bypass dual carriageway.

The village has two schools: Unstone St Mary's Infant School on Crow Lane and Unstone Junior School on Main Road.[1]

The road from Dronfield

There is a parish council [1] and the Grange.[2]

There is bus service to Chesterfield, Sheffield and Holmesfield.

The village used to be served by the now-closed Unstone railway station.

Landmarks are a TV transmitter and a railway viaduct.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unstone Junior School". unstone.derbyshire.sch.uk. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

Unstone in the Domesday Book