The area known as Strines was in medieval times part of a large hunting forest - the Forest of the Peak.
The forest covered much of the Peak District and surrounding area. Eventually the more useful areas were taken over (assarted) by local families. Thus began the origins of the Strines Hall Estate.
These also include general ammenity improvements at the recreation ground and around the local area.
"We call Strines a village because it has all the elements which are traditionally seen as being part of one"
The Dovecote on a misty day. Click to zoom.