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

The ancient parish of Monkwearmouth comprised the townships of Monkwearmouth, Fulwell, Southwick and Hylton.

Schooling in Castle Cary and neighbouring parishes dates back at least until the 17th century although it was only in the early 19th century that e

In 1762 the parish agreed, on the encouragement of the clergy, to provide a fire engine paid for out of the church rate with Ansford contributing.[

In much of England in the Middle Ages, routine business relating to local communities was conducted at the appropriate manorial court, while seriou