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Bolsover, Derbyshire

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Bolsover, Derbyshire

Bolsover (frequently colloquialised as "Boeser") is a small town near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. It is 145 miles (233 km) from London, 18 miles (29 km) from Sheffield, 26 miles (42 km) from Nottingham and 54 miles (87 km) from Manchester. It is the main town in the Bolsover district. The civil parish for the town is called Old Bolsover. It includes the town and the New Bolsover model village, along with Carr Vale, Shuttlewood, Stanfree, Oxcroft and Whaley.
DistrictBolsover
Post townCHESTERFIELD
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK4770
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01246/ 01623/ 01773/ 01909
Population11,291
 

Other names by which Bolsover, Derbyshire has been known in the past

Belesovre

Bolsover, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bolsover.-- par., township, and town, E. Derbyshire, 6 miles E. of Chesterfield ry. sta.-- par., 6060 ac., pop. 2375; township, 5340 ac., pop. 2281; P.O., T.O. In the par. are quarries of magnesian limestone, from which the Houses of Parliament were built. Bolsover Castle is a seat of the Duke of Portland.

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