In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described West Hallam like this:
HALLAM (WEST), a parish in Shardlow district, Derbyshire; on the Nutbrook canal, 2 miles W by S of Ilkeston r. station, and 7 NE by E of Derby. It has a post office under Derby. Acres, 1, 323. Real property, £, 278; of which £3, 100 are in mines. Pop., 559. Houses, 109. The manor belongs to Lieut. ...
Col. Newdigate. Coal is largely worked. There is a sulphureous spring, of local medicinal note. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £250. Patron, Lieut. Col. Newdigate. The church consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, with porch and embattled tower; and contains an ancient marble monument to the Pow trells. A grammar school, founded in 1664, has an endowed income of £170; and other charities have £39.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of West Hallam, in Erewash and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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