Streets and Houses
By Philip Riden, Chris Leteve and Richard Sheppard
A major new study of how the town centre has evolved, street by street and house by house. Come to the launching on 16 May 2019 and get this new 200-page, colour-illustrated hardback at the offer
price of £15.
Chesterfield evolved in the twelfth century from a village into a market town, as it remains today. Until the Industrial Revolution, the built-up area was confined to a compact grid of streets centred on a large market place. Today, these streets retain a variety of buildings dating from about 1500 to recent times. This new study looks at how the town centre has developed and at the history of each individual house within the area.
The book, published by the Derbyshire Victoria County History Trust, runs to 212 pages (A4 format), with 16 maps and 12 pages of colour plates. It will be launched at a meeting at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 16 May 2019 at St Thomas’ Church Centre, Chatsworth Road. Come along and buy a copy for £15 (normal retail price £20).
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CHESTERFIELD AND DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
A talk by
This will bring to life the forgotten centuries of our local history and reach some bold and surprising conclusions about the people who built our town.
Rose Hill United Reformed Church. Tuesday 16th April 7:30pm
Admission £2. Refreshments
The latest newsletter is now available, and can be downloaded here. See how many buildings you can identify.
A Triple Anniversary for one of Chesterfield’s most distinctive and iconic buildings. Many will still remember their first days in a library here, many will remember their first visit to the theatre here. And a good excuse to visit the Museum, as if were needed…
I think many members will be interested in this talk