"HOLMESFIELD township and village, in the parish of Dronfield, is very pleasantly situate, about one mile from that town, and between seven and eight miles north-west from Chesterfield: it cannot be marked as a place of trade, but the neighbourhood is highly respectable, and contains several very genteel habitations. The population of the township in 1831 was 499, being the exact number of inhabitants as returned at the preceding census."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
Nikki MAHADEVAN has a photograph of the village sign on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2006.
You can see pictures of Holmesfield which are provided by:
The Robin Hood Inn at Holmesfield has the typical outward appearance of several of the old inns in this area of the county - parts of the building are said to date back over 300 years. Its position on the B6054, between two major roads - the A61 (Sheffield to Chesterfield) and A621 (Sheffield to Baslow), would have made it readily accessible from both Sheffield and Chesterfield. Inside, the lounge retains its traditional open fireplaces and stone flagged floors.
[The above information is left over from when there used to be a website, showing a nice photograph of the Inn. I so hate deleting all references to links!]