The village lies on a hill above the Rive Sheaf on the Yorkshire border.
"DORE is a hamlet, also in the parish of Dronfield, about a mile and a half therefrom, and nine miles north-west from Chesterfield; it is a place of no consideration in the way of trade. The number of inhabitants, in 1831, was 527."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
"'Narrow pass', v. dor. The valley from which it is named was formerly on the boundary between the kingdoms of Mercia and Northumbria, and subsequently between Derbyshire and the West Riding of Yorkshire." (Ref: The Place-Names of Derbyshire, K. CAMERON, Cambridge University Press, 1959)
Although Dore was historically in Derbyshire, it is now a suburb of Sheffield.
Wills of Dore and Totley 1539 - 1747 is a book of 58 pages edited by David HEY, and published by the Dore Village Society in 1990. The Wills (including inventories) were transcribed by the Local History class, and the book contains 10 full transcriptions plus a list of all the other wills and inventories which were transcribed.