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Glapwell is located in north east Derbyshire between the nearby towns of Chesterfield (7 miles) and Mansfield (5 miles), although the nearest town centre is that of Bolsover (3 miles to the north). It is a village of 1,467 residents, situated on a hill adjoining the village of Bramley Vale.
Glapwell colliery closed in the 1970s and now the Eve Trakway company owns the land. There is no overall dominant industry in the area, with most of the jobs being out of the village.
The village has a local shop\post office and two pub/restaurants: The Young Vanish, (an unusual name derived from that of a 19th-century champion race horse) and Ma Hubbards\The Plug and Feathers, formerly and more appropriately the Glapwell Hotel, (known by many local as "The New Un"). The Hotel was one of the first places that train travellers would see when leaving the nearby LMS train station, and was in fact The local Station Hotel. The station closed in the 1930s. The social club, The Rowthorne, closed on December 18th 2011 due mainly to the lack of support from local residents and has been demolished after more than 50 years as an integral part of village life. Another long standing landmark that also disappeared in 2011 was the local garage. Glapwell Garden Centre stands on the site of the former Glapwell Hall, the former residence of the now extinct Hallowes and Jackson families.
The local football team is Glapwell F.C. who play their home games at Hall Corner in the north of the village.
The local cricket team is Glapwell Colliery Cricket Club who play their home games at Park Avenue - website http://glapwellcolliery.play-cricket.com
- Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.749
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