Dronfield Lead Merchants Houses by David Hey

The Houses of the Dronfield Lead Merchants

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By David Hey , Paperback NEW 

Nowadays it is hard to imagine that Dronfield ever had any connection with the Derbyshire Lead Industry.It comes as a surprise to most people to hear that the oldest houses in the town and surrounding countryside were built through the profits of this trade. Chapter One The Derbyshire Lead Trade Chapter Two The Burtons of Cartledge, Holmesfield and Dronfield Chapter Three The Emergence of the Rotherhams of Dronfield Chapter Four Dronfield Hall Chapter Five John Rotherham II, The Entrepreneur Chapter Six The End of an Era David Hey is Emeritus Professor of Local and Family History and an Honorary Doctor of Letters at Sheffield University. He is a trustee of the project to convert the medieval building into a heritage centre. Published by Books at the Barn an imprint of The Dronfield Heritage Trust All proceeds go to towards preserving and keeping the Grade II* listed Dronfield Hall Barn open to visitors as a cultural activities and learning centre. Beautifully illustrated book published on quality high gloss paper. Containing a large amount of photographs from the town archives, modern photographs and also illustrations. 79 pages 14cmx21cm

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