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
Dronfield Woodhouse shown within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK332786
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DRONFIELD
Postcode district S18
Dialling code 01246
Police Derbyshire
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Ambulance East Midlands
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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 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.[1]

References[edit]

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