Dronfield, Derbyshire

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Dronfield is a town in Derbyshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Dronfield within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Dronfield in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Dronfield, small town, par., and township, with ry. sta., E. Derbyshire, 6 miles NW. of Chesterfield -- par., 16,001 ac., pop. 10,483; township, 2589 ac., pop. 5169; town, pop. 4331; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; was formerly a market town, and has still an annual cattle fair. Dronfield is situated in the iron district between Chesterfield and Sheffield, and has large edge-tool, scythe, and sickle manufactories; iron foundries, chemical works, &c. In the vicinity are several coal mines. The grammar-school was founded in 1579.

Dronfield in the Domesday Book

A village in Scarsdale hundred, in the county of Derbyshire.

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