Small, picturesque Sheldon is a linear Peak District village on the edge of a limestone plateau at roughly 1000 feet. It is set in beautiful, rolling scenery of fields and dry stone walls which can be enjoyed from the many footpaths.
It was originally a farming and lead mining community. Evidence of mining is all around in the disturbed ground, spoil heaps, covered mine shafts and the surface remains of Magpie Mine.
Fortunately, Sheldon still has four farms and a number of smallholdings. The dairy herd still walk from their fields the short distance along the street to the farm.
Sheldon has wide village greens, bedecked with daffodils in spring. There are majestic trees down the street, which were planted at the beginning of the 20th century and give the village its distinctive character.
Sheldon has a lovely, small Victorian church, just off the main street, which is well worth a visit. There is a public house; transformed from a barn in 1996, a village hall and a playing field with play equipment for small children. Here, there is also a picnic area, a wildflower area, two young woodlands plus the large grass area for games and village events.
The Sheldon Information Leaflet, which describes our village in more detail, can be downloaded here (1MB PDF).
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