Kirkby in Ashfield  Nottinghamshire


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

KIRKBY-IN-ASHFIELD, a village and a parish in Basford district, Notts. The village stands 1 mile W of Kirkby r. station, 1½ E of the boundary with Derbyshire, and 5 SW of Mansfield; is a large place; and has. a post office, of the name of Kirkby, under Mansfield. The parish includes also the village of Kirkby-Folly and the hamlet of Kirkby-Woodhouse; and contains the sources of the rivers Maun, Leen, and Erewash, and the junction of the Erewash Valley railway with the Nottingham and Mansfield railway. ...

Acres, 5, 590. Real property, £11, 885; of which £5, 654 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 2, 363; in 1861, 2, 886. Houses, 577. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of coal mining. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the.Duke of Portland. Kirkby Old Hall, Langton Hall, and Hardwick are chief residences. Frame work knitting is largely carried on. The living is a rectory, united with the chapelry of Kirkby-Woodhouse, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £730. * Patron, the Duke of Portland. The parish church is partly Norman, and was recently restored. The church of KirkbyWoodhouse was built in 1861. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, and a large parochial school.

Kirkby in Ashfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kirkby in Ashfield, in Ashfield and Nottinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st July 2024

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