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Dronfield, Derbyshire

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Dronfield, Derbyshire

Dronfield is a town in North East Derbyshire in the North Midlands region of England. It comprises the three communities of Dronfield, Dronfield Woodhouse and Coal Aston. It is sited in the valley of the small River Drone, and lies between the town of Chesterfield and the city of Sheffield. The Peak District National Park lies 3 miles to the west. Dronfield is known to have been in existence prior to the 1086 Domesday Book, and has a 12th-century parish church.
DistrictNorth East Derbyshire
Post townDRONFIELD
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK3578
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01246
Population21,330
 

Other names by which Dronfield, Derbyshire has been known in the past

Dranefield ~ Dranefeld

Dronfield, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dronfield, small town, par., and township, with ry. sta., E. Derbyshire, 6 miles NW. of Chesterfield -- par., 16,001 ac., pop. 10,483; township, 2589 ac., pop. 5169; town, pop. 4331; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; was formerly a market town, and has still an annual cattle fair. Dronfield is situated in the iron district between Chesterfield and Sheffield, and has large edge-tool, scythe, and sickle manufactories; iron foundries, chemical works, &c. In the vicinity are several coal mines. The grammar-school was founded in 1579.

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