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Three miles north-east of Chesterfield, on the road to Worksop, Brimington is described in the Domesday Book as a berewick of the Royal Manor of Newbold. It has several churches but the Parish Church of St Michael was built in 1846.
One of Brimington's most impressive buildings is Ringwood Hall, which has stood from at least 1809. It was owned by George Hodgkinson Barrow and, later, his brother Richard who formed the Staveley Coal and Iron Company just one year before his death. He also invited Charles Markham to be the Managing Director and it was his son, Charles Paxton Markham, who not only made the Company one of the biggest concerns in the country, but also bought Ringwood Hall. On Sunday afternoons he would open the grounds so that his workmen and their families could have a day out and enjoy themselves. The Hall is Grade II listed and is now a hotel.
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Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select right hand lane and take 4th exit (A61 signposted to Sheffield). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) select right hand lane and take 4th exit (signposted Brimington). At next roundabout (Sainsburys) select right hand lane and take 2nd exit. Follow road in to Brimington (approx 1 mile).
Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction, then follow route from North/South.
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left land and, at traffic lights go straight on. When carriageway divides select right hand lane and, at roundabout take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit. Turn immediately left into slip road to A61(signposted Sheffield). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) select right hand lane and take 4th exit (signposted Brimington). At next roundabout (Sainsburys) select right hand lane and take 2nd exit. Follow road in to Brimington (approx 1 mile).
: 2 miles from Chesterfield station
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- Disabled access