Troway is situated in north Derbyshire, just south of Sheffield between Dronfield and Eckington along the B6056. It is a small hamlet whose population in 1901 was recorded at 76 persons, and it is unlikely to have increased little over a century later.
Troway Hall is home to the Troway Honey Trail and Medibee Limited which produces a range of natural beehive products. Medibee is a family of British Beekeepers with the bees of Troway Hall enjoying medieval meadows which remain virtually unchanged in the last 400 years as well as miles of ancient hedgerows.
In Kelly’s Directory of 1912 it states that Trusley Manor at Troway was the property of Capt. Edward Sacheveral D’Ewes Coke who was then lord of the manor of Troway and principal landowner.
Nearby Eckington dates back to Saxon times and was at one time an important agricultural centre and market town which later became surrounded by coal mines that brought wealth and employment to the village. The pits have now closed with large areas being redeveloped for light industrial and residential use.
Troway lies close to the boundary with South Yorkshire and is easily accessible from Junction 30 of the M1. It is only a 20-minute drive from Troway to Sheffield, Chesterfield or Worksop, whilst the Sheffield Supertram is only a 10 minute drive offering the possibility to park and ride into the metropolis.
A trip over the moors to the west of Troway will lead you into the Peak District National Park which is renowned for its beauty and diversity. But if you crave for out of town retail therapy, then you may wish to visit the East Midland Designer Outlet at Junction 28 or Dobbies Garden World, Chesterfield, both of which are only a short drive from Troway.