The cemetery is situated at Oxcroft Lane in Bolsover This cemetery is managed by the Old Bolsover Town Council.
Neil THEASBY has a photograph of Bolsover Cemetery on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2014.
There is also a closed cemetery situated on Langwith Road. This cemetery is the responsibility of Bolsover District Council.
St Mary's parish church is the main graveyard in Bolsover that is of genealogical interest. The monumental inscriptions were recorded by Derbyshire Family History Society in September 1997.
Mike FAHERTY has a photograph of Sts Mary & Leonard churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2011.
There are several active and some disused non-conformist chapels which may have MIs awaiting recording. There are a few gravestones in the lawn in front of the medical centre(!) as this is the site of the earliest non-conformist chapel in Bolsover.
"BOLSOVER, once a market town, is in the parish of its name, in the hundred of Scarsdale; 145 miles from London, 54 S.E. from Manchester, 24 N.N. by E. from Derby, 12 N.E. from Matlock, and 6 E. from Chesterfield. This place, prior to the conquest, was called Belesoure, and soon after the Norman survey, was noted for its castle, the seat of the Peverils, the first of whom was natural son to the conqueror."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
The parish covers about 5,520 acres and includes the hamlets of Whaley Thorns, Oxcroft, Stanfree, and Woodhouse and the township of Glapwell.
Shuttlewood is a village 2 miles north-north-west of Bolsover. It had a mission hall built in 1893 and a Methodist chapel. Jonathan CLITHEROE has a photograph of B6419 Road in Shuttlewood on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2011.
The parish had excellent train service in the 1800s with Midland Railway routes direct to Mansfield and Chesterfield. There is currently bus service from Chesterfield. The railway passenger service closed some time in the 1960s.
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