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BOLSOVER

BOLSOVER, a market-town, township, constablery, and parish 6 m. S. by E. from Chesterfield, and 155 m. N. by W. from London, in the hundred of Scarsdale, and archdeaconry of Derby. The parish consists of the township of Glapwell and the villages or places of Oxcroft, Shuttlewood, Stanfrey, and Walley. [Current spellings are Stanfree and Whaley.] The township of Bolsover contained in 1821, 228 houses, 228 families, 604 males, 641 females or 1245 inhabitants. In 1801, 1091, and in 1811, 1043 inhabitants. Of the 228 families, 128 are chiefly employed in agriculture, 70 in trade or handicraft, and 30 in professional pursuits, &c.

The town was formerly celebrated for its manufacture of steel buckles and spurs... Tobacco pipes is now the only manufacture carried on here... The market-day was formerly held on Friday, but is now fallen into disuse. There is a fair held on Easter Monday. The town is under the government of a constable and headborough... The Duke of Portland is lord of the manor, and holds court at the Swan Inn on the Friday, every three weeks, besides two great courts within the year...

(from Glover's History and Gazetteer of the County of Derby, 1829)
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The index (S) at the end of a source description indicates that the personal names from this source that relate to Bolsover have been included in the master index Bolsover Surnames.

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