About Barrow Hill
The village of Barrow Hill grew up around the collieries and ironworks owned by Richard Barrow, known locally as Staveley Works. Today the collieries and iron foundries are closed and the village is better known for a relic of the railways - Barrow Hill Roundhouse. The village is rich in history and we are fortunate to be part of a £4.5million facelift. The cash injection is already beginning to have a positive effect with better car parking, redesigned footpaths and improved green spaces around the community. The Memorial Club is also part of a huge regeneration
Barrow Hill village attracts many visitors over the year. There is a Barrow Hill Heritage Trail which has been a project developed by the local community group, the Friends of St Andrew’s (F.O.S.T.A.), and has been sponsored by the Heritage Lottery: WW1 Then and Now fund, and by Chesterfield Borough Council. The project involved finding out about the homes that local casualties lived in, the schools they attended and the places where they worked, played and worshipped. This history is learned and celebrated in our school.
We are also fortunate enough to have in our village the last surviving railway roundhouse in the United Kingdom with an operational turntable. The Roundhouse has been transformed into an educational and visitor attraction and attracts train enthusiasts from all around the world.
We are proud of our history, we are proud of our area and we are #ProudToBeBarrowHill