Simmondley Village off Old Lane
|Simmondley shown within Derbyshire|
|Population||4,727 (Including Charlestown. Ward. 2011)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
Simmondley is a small village near the Derbyshire town of Glossop. The population of the High Peak ward at the 2011 Census was 4,727. It hosts two pubs: the Hare and Hounds, and the Jubilee. The Hare and Hounds is situated in the south of the village at the top of Simmondley Lane. The pub is a part of the original farming community with the farmhouse, the barn and stables all been converted into houses. The Jubilee pub was built in 1977, in celebration of the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
In August 1981 the Sorgro convenience store opened on Pennine Road. In recent years this has been a Spar, an Alldays and is currently The Co-operative Food. There is a post office, a Chinese takeaway, a dentist, a doctor, a legal office, a hairdresser and a primary school with over 300 pupils.
Many large housing projects have recently been completed in Simmondley, including a large housing estate off Valley Road which stretches towards the existing Manchester rail line.
Simmondley has a number of public areas including; a children's play park area with swings and a centre climbing frame, an enclosed games court called the S.M.U.G.A (Simmondley Multi Use Games Area) with football nets and basketball hoops with flood lighting, open grass land around the estate mainly surrounding the Werneth Road area, a village green to the top of Simmondley with a public phone box, post box, plant pots, seating and during the Christmas period this is the location of the Simmondley Christmas Tree.
The housing developments to the south of the village have led to it being considered by some as a suburb of Glossop, rather than a separate settlement as it is contiguous with Glossop, although in recent years the local council has installed Simmondley signs at accesses to the village to mark that it has its own separate identity.
Simmondley is at the bottom of the so-called Monks' Road and its Abbot's Chair, a road used by the monks of Basingwerk Abbey to administer the abbey's estate. It leads to Charlesworth, Chisworth and Hayfield.
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