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

Image supplied courtesy of English Heritage.

The Old Hall at Hardwick survives only as a shell, with remnants of its plaster decoration.

Foxton Locks are ten canal locks, buit in 1814 and consisting of two "staircases" each of five locks, located on the Leicester line of the Grand Un

Cold Newton is one of six deserted or shrunken villages within a small area in the east Leicestershire wolds. Former house platforms can be seen in

Oadby stands three miles south-east of Leicester, and was on the turnpike road to London.

Newbold Verdon is 10 miles south-west of Leicester, and 3 miles east of Market Bosworth.

Bagworth is a mining village in west Leicestershire, around 8 miles north-west of the city centre.

Kegworth is a large industrial village and parish in north Leicestershire.

Desford lies about eight miles west of Leicester. By the 19th century it was an industrial village, with many framework knitters.