Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre
Until 1934, Limb Brook in Dore marked the dividing line between Yorkshire and Derbyshire, with the village on the Derbyshire side. Today, Dore is in South Yorkshire, but holds onto elements of its Derbyshire character, like well dressing.
The written history of Dore can be traced back to the year 829 and an entry in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle - 'And Ecgbert led an army to Dore against the Northumbrians and they offered him obedience and concord and thereupon they separated'. The importance of Dore was its position on the boundary of the Anglo Saxon kingdoms of Mercia and Northumbria, the second most powerful kingdom.
The unification didn't last long, and Dore returned to a rural backwater. The Duke of Devonshire, from Chatsworth, acquired the Manor of Dore in the 1780s, but it was the coming of the railroads in the late 1800's which saw Dore become the village that it is today. Very quickly owners and managers of Sheffield factories realised they could live in comfort outside the smoke of the city, travelling in by rail from the newly built Dore and Totley station. A new 'Dore Road' was built by the Duke of Devonshire connecting his village to the station for the first Victorian commuters.
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Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select right hand lane and take 4th exit (A61 signposted Sheffield). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco), select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A61). At next roundabout (Little Chef), select middle lane and take 3rd exit (A61). Follow A61 for approx 4½ miles and, at roundabout, stay in left lane and take 1st exit. Keep in left lane and, at next roundabout take 1st exit (B6054). Pass Bradway post office then turn right onto Twentywell Lane. Follow road to its end. At junction turn right (see Dore station on right), then turn immediately left onto Dore Road.
Take A617 to M1 motorway junction then follow directions from North/South.
Take A623 to Calver (from Chapel-en-le-Frith). At Calver Crossroads traffic lights turn left (A625), then right (signposted Froggatt). Follow A625 through Froggatt, past Grouse Inn. At junction turn left (A625). Take right turn onto A625 (signposted Sheffield). At junction bear right (A625). Follow road for approx 1½ miles. Turn right onto Whitelow Lane (becomes Townhead Road). Follow road into Dore.
: 5 miles from Sheffield station
- Cash Point
- Coach parties accepted
- Telephone (public)
- Children welcome
- Dogs accepted