Stonebroom lies between Alfreton and Clay Cross. Only 5 households were listed for the village in the 1841 Census. In 1857 only 4 farmers lived there. By 1895 it had increased in size mainly due to the opening of the colliery.
Around 1900 houses were built for colliery workers and were called 'the blocks'. These were blocks of eight terraced houses with 160 dwellings. From the 1970s new housing and industrial estates came to Stonebroom.
The village is linear and was formed from two hamlets, early maps show them as Upper Stone and Lower Stone. The School playing field was once the site of a quarry, this is still called Quarry Lane. The name Stonebroom was probably derived from this quarry which provided stone and, it is said that the field behind the quarry was full of broom, which gave one possible explanation for the unusual village name. Another report states that the Roman 'Stan Brom' means quarry.
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Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select left lane and take 1st exit (A61 signposted Derby). At 1st set of traffic lights (McDonalds) go straight on (A61). Go straight on at next 2 sets of traffic lights. Continue on A61 for approx 2 miles. At next 2 roundabouts take 2nd exit (A61). Keep to A61 through Clay Cross. At crossroads with traffic lights (George & Dragon Pub) go straight on (A61). Continue on A61 through Stretton and Higham and take firtst left turn onto Goose Green after sharp left hand bend (Greyhound Pub). Follow the road into Stonebroom.
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 lane and, at traffic lights go straight on. When carrieageway divides, select right hand lane and, at roundabout take 3rd exit. At next roundabout (traffic light controlled) select right hand lane and take 3rd exit (A61 signposted Derby), then follow route from North/South.
: 4 miles from Alfreton station
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