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Whaley - The Black Horse
Whaley shown within Derbyshire
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|Civil parish||Old Bolsover|
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|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
The village has a pub, garage and a former watermill, now a home, of which the large mill pond still survives.
Set in arable farmland, the village was a farming settlement, and remains so to this day with several farming families living in the village. The Diocese of Derby archives record that there was an ancient chapel in the village, but no traces of that remain. A school, known as St Mary's Mission, and school house were built in the 1860s but both these are now residential.
The village is a Conservation Area and has an active residents' association. The majority of the buildings are constructed from the local limestone.
The Waterworks on Whaley Moor featured in Channel 4 series, Grand Designs.
Whaley most likely comes from the Celtic word Whallis, meaning water. A tributary of the River Poulter runs through the village, and there are a number of local springs. A well, now capped, was situated near Red Brick Cottage.
- Clarke, Graham (August 2008). "Whaley Conservation Area: Appraisal and Management Plan: Consultation Draft" (PDF). Bolsover District Council. Retrieved 2010-02-08.
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