New Bolsover model village
|New Bolsover Model Village|
New Bolsover Model Village, and Bolsover Castle.
New Bolsover Model Village shown within Derbyshire
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The village houses are built in a double horseshoe around a village green, in a pseudo-rural, half timbered mock-Tudor style, with sash windows. The village had a school and a Cooperative store. On the edge of the village were allotments, pig sties and the village cricket pitch. The village had no public houses but institute served workers with no more than three glasses of beer a day. The colliery company employed a policeman and anti-social behavior could result in fines or dismissal.
The 'Model' as it is known locally was completed in 1896 by the Bolsover Colliery Company. It had 200 houses for miners and colliery officials. A tram track round the back of the village linked it to the pit and coal was delivered directly from the colliery to the coal store behind each house and carried away the contents of the ash privies.
The 'Model' remains in good repair and its houses are either privately owned or owned by the local authority.
Media related to New Bolsover model village at Wikimedia Commons
- "Bolsover Remembered" by Bernard Haigh
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