The parish is about 125 miles north of the city of London, 8 miles west by north from Nottingham city and 9 miles east-north-east from Derby city. The village sits on a hill overlooking the Erewash Canal. Traditionally, the Nutbrook Canal was the western border of the parish. The parish contains the hamlet of Hallam Fields 2 miles south-east of the town.
Cotmanhay was a hamlet in this parish just north of Ilkeston village. There was also a chapelry of Cotmanhay that included the hamlet and spread over part of Ilkeston and Heanor parishes. This hamlet/chapelry adjoined the Erewash River and Canal, and abuted the border with Nottingham.
Garth NEWTON has a photograph of the Ilkeston Market Place on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2003.
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- The transcription of the section for Ilkeston from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin HINSON.
- We have this transcription of the section for Ilkeston from John Marius WILSON's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72:
"ILKESTON, a town and a parish in Derbyshire, a sub-district partly also in Notts, and all in the district of Basford. The town stands on a hill, at the terminus of a short branch of the Erewash Valley railway, near the Erewash canal, the Erewash river, and the boundary with Notts, 9 miles NE by E of Derby.It was anciently called Elchestane; it obtained a grant for a market and a fair in 1251; it was once, in the time of a plague, the place of the Notts assizes; it possesses freedom from toll in Derby and Nottingham, on the strange condition of keeping a gallows; and it has lately risen into note as a watering place, in connexion with the discovery of a mineral spring. The water of this spring is said to differ from that of every other spa in England, and to resemble that of Seltzer in Germany; and it is used as well for bathing as for drinking. Baths were erected in 1830, and enlarged in 1832; and they stand contiguous to a well appointed hotel. The town has a post office‡ under Nottingham, a railway station, gas works, water works, a church, five dissenting chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, a town hall of 1 866, and several public schools; and publishes a newspaper. The church comprises nave, aisles, chancel, and chantry-chapel, with lofty pinnac1ed tower; and contains a stone screen in the decorated style, and an interesting ancient monument. A weekly market is held on Thursday; fairs are held on 5 March, Whit Thursday, the last Thursday of Oct., and the Thursday after Christmas; and the manufacture of hosiery and lace is extensively carried on. Pop. in 1861, 3, 330. Houses, 709. "
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