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Unstone St Mary's Infant School
Unstone shown within Derbyshire
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Unstone (// 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.
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.
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.
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