In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ironville like this:
IRONVILLE, a village in Alfreton parish, Derby; and a chapelry partly also in Pentrich parish and Codnor-Park extra-parochial tract, Derby, and Selston parish, Notts. The village stands at the end of the Pinxton canal, close to the Erewash cana1, 7hf. a mile N of Codnor-Park r. station, and 3½ SE of Alfreton; has a post office‡ under Alfreton, a weekly market on Saturday, and an artists' and mechanics' library; and publishes a weekly newspaper.The chapelry was constituted in 1850. ...
Pop. in 1861, 2, 293. Houses, 419. Pop. of the Alfreton portion, 1, 508; of the Pentrich portion, 84; of the CodnorPark portion, 614. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in iron works. The living is a Vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £150. Patron, Francis Wright, Esq. The church was built in 1852, by the Butterley Iron company; and consists of nave, transepts, and chancel, with a tower. There are large national and infant schools, and a new cemetery of about 1½ acre.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ironville, in Amber Valley and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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