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Ironville, Derbyshire

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Ironville, Derbyshire

Ironville in Derbyshire, England, was built about 1830 by the Butterley Company as a "model village" to house its workers. It is situated between Riddings and Codnor Park. John Wright and William Jessop had purchased the land adjacent to the Cromford Canal from Lancelot Rolleston of Watnall in 1809. The village was notable for its large gardens, and its rural setting. The Mechanics Institute was built in 1846; schools were provided in 1850 and a parish church in 1852.
DistrictAmber Valley
Post townNOTTINGHAM
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK4351
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01773
 

Ironville, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ironville, vil., Alfreton par., Derbyshire, and eccl. dist., also in Codnor Park and Pentrich pars., Derbyshire, and Selston par., Notts - dist., pop. 2802; vil., 3½ miles SE. of Alfreton; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Saturday. Ironville is a place of modern growth close to the Cromford and Erwash Canals, and has immense ironworks and collieries.

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