Bolsover shown within Derbyshire
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||01246/ 01623/ 01773/ 01909|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
Its population in 2001 was 11,291.
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 , the ploughs, 8 acres of meadow, and woodland pasture, which is given as two leagues by a league.
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]
- 2001 census
- Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.749
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