Heanor  Derbyshire


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

HEANOR, a village, a township, and a parish in the district of Basford and county of Derby. The village stands near the Erewash river, canal, and railway, and the boundary with Notts, 1 mile WSW of Langley mills r. station, and 6 E by S of Belper; is lighted with gas, and governed by a board of health; was formerly a market town; and has now a post office‡ under Derby, and fairs on Old Martinmas day and 23 Nov.-The township comprises 1, 535 acres. ...

Real property, £8, 264; of which £303 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 3, 427; in 1861, 4, 084. Houses, 846. The increase of pop. arose from the operations of a building society, and from the extension of coal mining and iron manufacture.—The parish contains also the township of Shipley, and the hamlets of Codnor and Loscoe. Acres, 6, 870. Real property, £24, 157: of which £6, 826 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, subdivided. Heanor Hall is the seat of John Ray, Esq. Hosiery and silk blonde lace are extensively manufactured. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £169. * Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is early English; belonged once to Dale abbey; consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with a square tower; contains several monuments to the Mundy family, and one to the native sculptor, Samuel Watson; and was recently in rather bad condition. A new cemetery, with two conjoint chapels, surmounted by tower and spire, was opened in 1858. The vicarage of Codnor is a separate benefice. There are chapels for Independents, Baptists, Quakers, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists, a national school, and charities £10.

Heanor through time

Heanor 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 Heanor itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 02nd December 2021

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