The tiny village of Glapwell sits on a hill to the East of Chesterfield. Despite its size, it did appear in the Domesday Book of 1086, which noted that Serb held the land for William Peverel. Peverel was a favourite of William the Conqueror who awarded him over 100 holdings in central England, including Nottingham Castle.
There is a pub on the main road in Glapwell with the unusual name of the Young Vanish. Originally the Blacksmith's Arms, the pub was renamed after a successful racehorse that won a number of races between 1827 and 1831. Vanish was stabled at nearby Glapwell Hall (since demolished). Local tradition has it that the landlord of the pub, William Whitworth, backed Vanish in his races. As the winnings mounted, it's said that the grateful landlord renamed his pub.
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The Hill, Glapwell, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5LX
Map reference: SK 384711 Lat: 53.23554 Long: -1.42613
Accessible by Public Transport : 8 miles (12.9 kms) from Chesterfield station
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