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Coordinates: 53°13′49″N 1°17′15″W / 53.2304°N 1.2875°W / 53.2304; -1.2875

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Bolsover Castle.
Bolsover is located in Derbyshire
 Bolsover shown within Derbyshire
Population 11,291 
OS grid reference SK475706
District Bolsover
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district S44
Dialling code 01246/ 01623/ 01773/ 01909
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Bolsover
List of places

Bolsover is a town near Chesterfield in England. It is 145 miles (233 km) from London, 18 miles (29 km) from Sheffield and 54 miles (87 km) from Manchester.

Its population in 2001 was 11,291.[1]

History[change | change source]

Bolsover is mentioned in Domesday Book, where it is described as the property of William Peverel (or "Peveril"). The description refers to the villans, the ploughs, 8 acres of meadow, and woodland pasture, which is given as two leagues by a league.[2]

The present castle was erected in 1613.

The district of Bolsover is notable for three sites of historical importance: Bolsover Castle, the cave art at Creswell Crags and the houses of Creswell Model Village. The major work of the area used to be coal mining.

References[change | change source]

  1. 2001 census
  2. Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.749