Tuesday, 7 July 2015
The town of Staveley in the Borough of Chesterfield is situated on the banks of the River Rother near Eckington and Barlborough. Formerly a mining town with several old and now disused mining pits it is also known for its Staveley Works Foundry and Staveley Chemicals. These days industry has all but dried up and the town is becoming increasingly reliant on tourism and the surrounding districts for its employment and income.
A long term project to open the old Chesterfield Canal from Chesterfield to Kiveton resulted in the opening of Staveley Town Basin in 2012. This provides much needed development in Staveley and will ultimately result in a renovated canalside with moorings and public access for leisure pursuits and events.
Staveley Hall which at the time of writing in 2015 is going through a major refurbishment and renovation. It is an important Grade II listed building which dates back to 1604 when it was owned by the Frecheville family whose records date back to Norman times.
The town of Staveley is compact but well laid out with some pleasant streets and surrounding countryside. The Market Square is host to Staveley Market which is held in
the Market Place on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
For photos of Staveley click here