Ible  Derbyshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ible like this:

IBBLE, or IBLE, a township in Wirksworth parish, Derby; 3½ miles NW of Wirksworth. Acres, 421. Real sary, and some other institutions; and is a seat of petty and quarter sessions. A weekly market is held on Thursday; fairs are held on 10 July and 1 December; and there is a large brewery. ...

The town shared all the privileges of the cinque port charters; had also a special charter from Elizabeth; is now governed by a mayor, 4 aldermen, and 12 councillors; sent two members to parliament from the time of Edward III. till the act of 1832; and now sends one. Its municipal boundaries comprise the parishes of Hythe-St. Leonard and West Hythe; and its parliamentary boundaries comprise, in addition to these, the parishes of Cheriton, Folkestone, and Saltwood, and part of the parish of Newington-next-Hythe. M. borough income, in 1860, £664. Real property of the m. borough, in 1860, £10, 831; of which £256 were in gas works. Electors of the p. borough, in 1868, 1, 313. Pop. of the m. borough, in 1851, 2, 857; in 1861, 3, 001. Houses, 589. Pop. of the p. borough, in 1851, 13, 164; in 1 861, 21, 367. Houses, 2, 843. The parish is Hythe ST. Leonard; and it contains all the town proper. Acres, 882; of which 82 are water. Rated property, £4, 010. Pop. in 1851, 2, 675; in 1861, 2, 871. Houses, 558. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury; and was formerly annexed to the rectory of Saltwood. Value, £175. Patron, the Rector of Saltwood.—The sub-district contains also seven other parishes, and is in the district of Elham. Acres, 15, 209. Pop., 5, 743. Houses, 1, 132.-The hundred contains only Hythe and West Hythe parishes, and is conterminate with Hythe m. borough.

Ible through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ible in Derbyshire Dales | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th May 2021

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