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Monument record MDR15624 - Dronfield Castle (site of), Soaper Lane, Dronfield

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian to Late 20th Century - 1851 AD? to 1970 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Built in the early 19th century, it was an early Victorian folly, stradling the River Drone. The property was occupied by Mary Evans, who was recorded in the 1851 census as a washerwoman, in 1861 as a school teacher and in 1871 as being 'poor'. In 1881 the Jennings family lived here with ten lodgers. It was demolished in the 1970s. The Holborn Spout, a natural water spring was nearby. The Castle was recorded as a laundry, perhaps for Butterman's Academy for Boys (SMR 4798). (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Old Dronfield Society. 2009. Explore Dronfield, Drone Valley Heritage Trail No. 2.



Grid reference Centred SK 3522 7856 (41m by 52m)

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Record last edited

May 18 2015 8:43AM

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