image for Village item typeDronfield Woodhouse

Village

Entering Dronfield Woodhouse

Entering Dronfield Woodhouse

Contact

Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre

01246 345777/8

Address

Carr Lane,
Dronfield Woodhouse,
Derbyshire,
S18 8XF

Details

The place name Dronfield Woodhouse suggests that the village began on land cleared of trees. The village's earliest building is Cowley Farm, which dates to the 11th Century.

The village developed rapidly in the 1970s and, for a while, it was the largest privately owned district in Europe. Today, Dronfield Woodhouse is an outlying district of Dronfield and the village is most notable for its annual well dressing.

Public toilets

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 384711  Lat: 53.23554 Long: -1.42613

From North/South
Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select right 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 to next roundabout (approx 4 miles) select right hand lane and take 3rd exit (signposted Dronfield). At bottom of hill (approx 1 mile) turn right (Wreakes Lane), go under bypass and follow Stubley Lane into Carr Lane.

From East
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 into Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights go straight on. Stay in left lane but, at roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Turn immediately left into slip road to 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 to next roundabout (approx 4 miles) select right hand lane and take 3rd exit towards Dronfield. At bottom of hill (approx 1 mile) turn right (Wreakes Lane), go under bypass and follow Stubley Lane into Carr Lane.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Chesterfield station

Facilities

  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
 
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