Historic Site, free entry
22 Works Road,
Hollingwood Lock House is the sole remaining lock house on this stretch of the canal. It is unique as a railway built lock house.
The Chesterfield Canal was opened in 1777. It originally ran through Staveley Works, but was rerouted when the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincoln Railway Company built a new line. This involved building a new lock with the railway line running over it. Hollingwood Lock was opened in 1892. Staveley Works Station was built on the bridge over the lock. The station was closed in 1963 and demolished a few years later.
The Lock House has been rebuilt and extended thanks to a grant from Community Assets. It is now known as Hollingwood Hub. Facilities include Nona's Coffee Shop, the David Trickett Meeting Room, a play and picnic area, shower and toilets. There are occasional concerts, talks, craft sales and exhibitions..
Hollingwood Hub is on the Chesterfield Canal towpath. This is part of the Trans Pennine Trail. It is popular for walking and cycling. There are picnic tables and new plantings of native trees, shrubs and flowers - great for wildlife.
David Trickett Room available for hire on any day of the year.
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Leave M1 at junction 30 and take A616 (signposted Chesterfield). At roundabout, take 3rd exit (A169, signposted Chesterfield). Go through Staveley. After about 1 mile, go right down Troughbrook Road at the brown Barrow Hill signs. Hollingwood Hub approx ½ mile on left by Canal.
Follow A619 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. Stay in left lane and at traffic lights go straight on. Keep to left lane and at roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit, turning immediately left into slip road for 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 and, as approach Brimington shops, select left lane. Stay in left lane passing church on left. Follow road for approx ¾ mile, passing Ringwood Hall Hotel on right, then turn left at crossroads (Troughbrook Road) and Hollingwood Hub approx ½ mile on left.
: 4 miles from Chesterfield station
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Smoking not allowed