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"MAPPERLEY, a township in the parish of Kirk-Hallam, hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 7 miles N.E. of Derby, its post town, and 2 N.W. of the Ilkeston railway station. The village, which is of small extent, is situated near the Erewash canal. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the collieries. There is a Sunday-school with an endowment of £6 per annum, also a place of worship for the Wesleyans." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]
The Mapperley Reservior and Mapperley Park are just north of the village.
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