Ironville  Derbyshire


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.

Ironville through time

Ironville is now part of Amber Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Amber Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ironville itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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: 09th August 2022

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