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Ilkeston, Derbyshire

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Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Ilkeston is a town within the Borough of Erewash, in Derbyshire, England. It lies on the River Erewash, from which the local borough takes its name. Its population at the 2001 census was 37,550. Its major industries were traditionally coal mining, iron working and lace making / textiles, but these have all but disappeared in the last few decades. The town is close to both Derby and Nottingham and is near to the M1 motorway.
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire / Nottinghamshire
OS GridSK4642
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code0115

Other names by which Ilkeston, Derbyshire has been known in the past

Elchestane ~ Tilchestune

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

Ilkeston, market town and par. with ry. sta., S. Derbyshire, 8 miles NE. of Derby and 133 miles from London, 2526 ac., pop. 14,122; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday; has mfrs. of hosiery and lace, stone bottles, drain pipes, earthenware, and bricks; coal and ironstone are found in the neighbourhood. At Ilkeston is a mineralspring, the properties of which attract numbers of invalids to the town.

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