The Dronfield Heritage Trust, is a buildings preservation charity, formed in 2007 to take on the challenge of rescuing and re-developing historic Dronfield Hall Barn into a high specification heritage, arts and natural history centre for Dronfield and District, the barn was gifted to the Peel Centre in 2004 by Sainsbury's Supermarkets on condition that it be developed for the benefit of the town’s citizens.

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The Project

Funded for four years by the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Dronfield Heritage Project is providing unique opportunities for the whole community to participate in enjoyable activities which enable learning and discovery visit activities page for further information.

Whatever your interest, be it heritage, natural history or arts contact us to get involved.We have wide support from individuals, community groups and schools throughout the town. There is a thriving and welcoming members group, and busy online social media communities.

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A Potted History of Grade II* Dronfield Hall Barn: From High Status Hall…


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The handsome stone agricultural building set back from High Street dates to the late 17th century.

Successful lead and milestone merchant John Rotheram extended the structure and clad its internal Medieval timber frame in sandstone, concealing the spectacular secret within.

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Alongside its special interest memberships, Dronfield Heritage Trust enjoys working closely with other partners through shared events, promotions, assistance with projects and local developments.

We are grateful for all their support.

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Resources, Downloads and Publications

This page provides more detailed information on the barn, Dronfield and the wider district.

Dronfield Hall Barn sits in the heart of the Dronfield Conservation area.

On the resources pages you can Download plans, reports, information.

We also have a range of resources and activities for teachers planning a school visit.

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