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Peak District Craft Centre - Longnor Craft Centre - Buxton

    http://www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk/images/longnorcrafts1.jpgLongnor Craft Centre occupies the Old Village Market Hall, with its history dating back to 1873. For many years this Grade II listed building served as a community centre, renowned throughout the area for weekly dances.

    Our music today is more sedate, offering a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere to sit and enjoy a coffee, or browse around the gifts and furniture.

    Whether you are a walker, cyclist, holidaymaker or just passing through, you are sure of a warm welcome.

    Our exhibitions are frequently changing with something new to see on each visit.

    If you are looking for something special, or just a token, Longnor Craft Centre is the place to visit.

    The Craft Centre
    The emphasis has always been on local professional crafts people and artists. At present there are over thirty exhibitors.

    A number of potters exhibit at the centre offering a wide range from hand sculptured pieces to finely thrown pots.

    Wood features strongly in our exhibits with many hand turned items such as bowls, clocks, barometers, and toys for children of all ages.

    There are also textile exhibits, with woollen blankets and jackets, and handmade teddy bears. A wide range of local interest books are sold together with photographic prints, postcards and handmade cards. Cottage Delight products are available too.

    Each year the Centre stages, in the gallery, special exhibitions by local artists and photographers. Some of these are regular exhibitors at the Centre, but new artists are also featured. Prints are sometimes available as well as original works.

    The Coffee Shop
    Having a quality hardwood furniture maker as host has advantages, as you will discover when you take a seat in our Coffee Shop - all of our furniture is handmade.

    We aim to continue the theme of quality, offering fine tea and coffee to complement our now legendary home baked cakes and scones, which are produced on the premises. 

    Light lunches are offered including homemade soups (most of which are suitable for vegetarians), local speciality hot savoury oatcakes and Ploughman's lunches. Where possible we try to maintain the ethos of using locally produced ingredients in all of our dishes.

    Fox Country Furniture
    In 1983 the late George Fox turned a lifelong passion for wood into a full time business, making furniture in native hardwoods. George's son Peter, joined the business in 1988 and took on the leadership following George's sudden death, shortly after opening the Craft Centre. 

    Since then, Fox Country Furniture has become a name synonymous with quality furniture designed to be functional and durable with simple clean lines which enhance the natural beauty and grain pattern of the wood. They specialise in dining room pieces such as dressers, tables and chairs, including the highly acclaimed "City" dining chair.

    Items for sale within the Craft Centre, the exclusive showroom, are only a small sample of their work, with larger pieces being made to individual specifications.

    To discuss a possible commission, please call Peter on 01298 84467.

    Due to our commitment to quality, there is usually a waiting time of several months for orders.



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