Abbeydale Road and Abbeydale Road South leads south-west from the suburb of Highfield to the railway bridge over the Dore and Chinley railway, before becoming Baslow Road. The road begins at the junction with London Road near the former Royal Hotel public house and this book follows its history along its four mile route. It passes through several districts which are all part of the Abbey Dale or Valley. One of these areas is Beauchief and its Abbey after which Abbeydale is named. The River Sheaf flows through the dale and you will see the industries that have grown up beside it. You will also find parks, woods, halls, schools, churches, past railway stations and many other places of interest.