Glapwell is a village and civil parish on the A617 road in the Bolsover District of north east Derbyshire, between the towns of Chesterfield (7 miles) and Mansfield (5 miles) and Bolsover (3 miles to the north). With 1,467 residents, increasing to 1,503 at the 2011 Census,[1] Glapwell is situated atop a very steep hill adjoining with the village of Bramley Vale at the bottom.

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Back Lane
Glapwell is located in Derbyshire
Location within Derbyshire
Population1,503 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK480660
Civil parish
  • Glapwell
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtS44
AmbulanceEast Midlands
List of places
53°11′20″N 1°16′55″W / 53.189°N 1.282°W / 53.189; -1.282Coordinates: 53°11′20″N 1°16′55″W / 53.189°N 1.282°W / 53.189; -1.282


This village is listed in the Domesday Book. In 1086, the book notes that Serb holds this from William Peverel.

"In Clapwell, Liefric had one carucate of land to the geld. There is land for as two ploughs. There eight villans have 6 ploughs... Serb now holds it.[2]"

Glapwell colliery closed in the 1970s and the site is owned by a private company manufacturing industrial fencing.[3] 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 racehorse), and the Plug and Feathers (previously a Ma Hubbards venue)[4] formerly and traditionally the Glapwell Hotel, known by many locals as "The New Un"). The hotel was one of the first places that train travellers would see when leaving the nearby London, Midland and Scottish railway station, and was in fact the local Station Hotel. The station itself closed in the 1930s.

The social club, The Rowthorne, closed on 18 December 2011 and the site has been redeveloped for housing. Another longstanding landmark that also disappeared in 2011 was Staleys, the local garage. Glapwell Garden Centre stands on the site of the former Glapwell Hall, the former residence of the Hallowes and now extinct Jackson families.

Nearby is Hardwick Hall, an Elizabethan mansion in a commanding position high on the same hill as Glapwell, operated by the National Trust. Access to the grounds and Hall was possible via Rowthorne Lane in Glapwell but this was stopped-up in the early 1990s to reduce traffic in the residential area. Access is now only from the bottom of the hill across the M1 motorway near the village of Heath, via the Mill Lane entrance and old coaching road approach to the mansion from Stainsby Mill, a working watermill restored by the National Trust.

The local football team Glapwell F.C. play their home games at Hall Corner in the north of the village. The cricket team, Glapwell Colliery Cricket Club, play their home games at Park Avenue.

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  2. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.749
  3. ^ Eve Trakway homepage Archived 12 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2014-08-10
  4. ^ Plug and Feathers Retrieved 2014-08-10

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