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    • Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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    • 70 reviews
    2.0 star rating
    20/5/2010

    If you visit New Bolingbroke today all you will find is nothing but farmland fields, there isn't a dwelling or any other building in sight for miles around.
    The name New Bolingbroke hasn't been placed on the map for nothing. Many years ago New Bolingbroke was a small thriving community made up of a post office, public house and a few dwellings occupied by farm workers who worked the land on behalf of the decendents of the Bolingbroke Estate (c 1399).
    If you head slightly North North East as you leave New Bolingbroke you will eventually arrive at a place called Old Bolingbroke, at this place there is a ruined Norman Castle which is said to be the former ancestral home of a King of England. Folklore reckons that upon becoming the King he made a Royal Proclamation stating that only his kinship could own lands on the Bolingbroke Estates.
    So you see the area on the map called New Bolingbroke is steeped in history as it was once Royal Property, and as far as I know it might still be.
    If you're interested in land and family history New Bolingbroke is worth a look up in your history library.

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