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Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle is a castle near Bolsover[?] in Derbyshire, England, in the care of English Heritage.

It was built by the Peverel[?] family in the 12th century and became Crown property in 1155 when the third William Peverel[?] fled into exile. A stone keep was built around 1173, surrounded by a curtain wall which was eventually breached in 1216 during the reign of King John. Surviving fragments of this curtain wall were later incorporated in a wall walk that can be seen in the castle garden.

Much of what can be seen today dates back to the 17th century. The castle is now the subject of a development project.

See: List of castles, Castles in England



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