- Ironville was built in the early to mid 1800's as a "Model Village" (i.e. laid out symmetrically), by the owners of The Butterley Iron Company for their employees. The village lies between Riddings and Codnor Park and is on the Notts border. There were once three bustling canals - Cromford, Erewash and Pinxton, but now sadly all defunct.
- A Mechanics Institute was built in the early 1840's, interestingly, before the Church and School. The Mechanics in those days were artisans and craftsmen (not motor vehicle repairers... - Ed), and the Institutes were, we think, for providing for the 'extra curricula' needs of the parish's skilled workers or tradesmen. [Information provided by Janet KIRK]
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