Boylestone

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Boylestone
St. John the Baptist, Boylestone Church - geograph.org.uk - 119172.jpg
Boylestone church.
Derbyshire UK parish map highlighting Boylestone.svg
Boylestone parish highlighted within Derbyshire
Population 165 
OS grid reference SK182359
District Derbyshire Dales
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ASHBOURNE
Postcode district DE6
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
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Derbyshire

Boylestone is a village and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 165. The village is situated about eight miles east of Uttoxeter.

The village also has a Church and Village Hall. The church is 14th century with a tower added in 1844 by Henry Duesbury.[1][2]

There is no active Women's Institute but there is a Ladies' Group and an "Evergreen" club. The pub sponsors a football club in the local "summer league"

The cartoonist Bill Tidy and business woman Hilary Devey now live in the village.

History[edit]

Boylestone was mentioned in the Domesday book as belonging to Henry de Ferrers[3] and being worth thirty shillings.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1986. The Buildings of England:Derbyshire. pp 102-103. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.
  2. ^ Boylestone at Derbyshireuk.net accessed 19 December 2007
  3. ^ Henry was given a large number of manors in Derbyshire including Doveridge, Aston-on-Trent, Hartshorne and Cowley.
  4. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.747

External links[edit]

Media related to Boylestone at Wikimedia Commons