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Unstone St Mary's Infant School
Unstone is located in Derbyshire
Unstone shown within Derbyshire
Population 1,876 (2011)
OS grid reference SK3777
Civil parish
  • Unstone
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district S18
Dialling code 01246
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°17′N 1°26′W / 53.28°N 1.44°W / 53.28; -1.44Coordinates: 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, increasing to 1,876 and including Apperknowle at the time of the 2011 Census.[1]

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.[2]

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]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Unstone Junior School". unstone.derbyshire.sch.uk. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

Unstone in the Domesday Book