Palterton today is different from the village of
Today, there is no village shop, no post office, no
Whereas there used to be nine farms, now there is one and a smallholding.
It is still a lovely quiet rural village but part of Main Street leading to Rylah Hill has become a
'rat run' for motorists leading to the M1 motorway.
|Many of the old houses and buildings survive and |
there are now some some new bungalows built in
a tasteful style, that enhance the village.
One of the old farms, The Elms farm has been
Hence, more newcomers have joined the village.
Elm Tree Farm has also closed and been redeveloped. The old farmhouse has beeen modernised
and the old stone barn converted into a dwelling.
The Rock Corner site, that affords unrivalled views across the valley, was part of this development
and is now the site of one of the new detached properties.
There is no employment within the village except on Highfield farm. People have to travel to nearby
towns of Bolsover, Chesterfield, Mansfield, Nottingham and Sheffield for work.
The village school continues to be a happy, lovely place for
the village infants to start their education. Such is its'
popularity, an extension has been built to cater
for the demand for places.
The present History of Palterton (1900 - 2003)
Created 2 December 2001
Last updated: 15 January 2016