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Since the closure of Bolsover colliery in 1993 great efforts have been made by central and local government, and other bodies to regenerate the com

The history of education in Bolsover falls into several well-defined phases.

The most distinctive feature of farming in modern Bolsover was the creation of an estate of smallholdings intended to give unemployed men and their

Bolsover Castle was built in the 17th century but occupies a medieval site, at the western edge of the limestone plateau in the south-west corner o

How did railways develop in Bolsover and the north Derbyshire coalfield? What caused their decline?

In this section on overview of the geology and landscape of Bolsover area is given.

To most people today, 'Bolsover' means the small town in north eastern Derbyshire, about six miles east of Chesterfield.

At his death in 1929 Sir John Plowright Houfton was described as 'a great public man' with a 'long and distinguished association with the Bolsover

The Little Castle was designed as a self-contained lodging for Sir Charles and his close family.

The Cavendish chapel was built in 1618 as a final resting place for the tomb of Sir Charles Cavendish and his wife, Catherine Ogle.