Bolsover

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Bolsover
Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire (geograph 291425).jpg
Bolsover Castle.
Population11,291 
OS grid referenceSK475706
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCHESTERFIELD
Postcode districtS44
Dialling code01246/ 01623/ 01773/ 01909
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
  • Bolsover
List of places
UK
England
Derbyshire

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

Notable People[change | change source]

Notable people to come from Bolsover include:

  • Kristian Quinn, author of the famous book 'Horror Story'
  • Quinnybinny, screams alot