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In the 17th and 18th centuries Bolsover was well known locally as a centre for the manufacture of clay tobacco pipes, and for a short time in the m

Lime Kiln Fields Mill was built in 1793 from limestone with sandstone. It is a four storey structure and now located in a residential garden.

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

Hardwick Timeline

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Although the Cavendishes divided their time between Derbyshire and London, they occupied rented houses until the 18th century, when the 2nd duke bu

In 1811, just short of his 21st birthday, William Spenser Cavendish (the 6th duke of Devonshire) inherited one of the largest landed estates in the

Duchess Georgiana married the 5th duke of Devonshire in 1775.

The remains of the old north pier jut out into the harbour between the river mouth and the much newer Roker pier.

The first Wearmouth Bridge is a Sunderland icon, commonly used to illustrate local pottery.