Medieval and Tudor Dronfield by David Hey


The survival of what was once a high quality medieval house inside the barn that now forms the core of the Dronfield Heritage Centre surprised many people.

But Dronfield has many surprises from its medieval past once we start looking for them.

  • Chapter One – Dronfield and its Ancient Parish
  • Chapter Two – The Parish Church, Beauchief Abbey and Henry Fanshawe’s School
  • Chapter Three – The Guild of St Mary and St John the Baptist
  • Chapter Four – Timber-Framed Buildings
  • Chapter Five – Dronfield Hall Barn



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. David has donated his rights in this book to the charitable trust so all proceeds go to towards preserving and keeping the Grade II* listed Dronfield Hall Barn open to visitors as a cultural activities, heritage and learning centre.

Medieval and Tudor Dronfield by David Hey is a beautifully illustrated book published on quality high gloss paper. Containing a large amount of photographs from the town archives plus contemporary photographs and hitherto unpublished illustrations of the medieval field systems.

128 pages 210mm x 148mm.

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