"Awsworth township and chapelry borders upon Derbyshire, and has a small village on the Nottingham Canal, 2½ miles west of Nuthall. The Earl of Stamford is lord of the manor, and principal owner of the land. The chapel was consecrated about 1760, and is a curact endowed with about £50 a year. The Earl of Stamford is the patron, and the Rev. S.M. Lund is the incumbent, for whom the Rev. Wm. Clementson M.A. officiates, who resides in a neat mansion erected in 1843. It is situated on an eminence, and commands a fine view of the Derbyshire and Leicestershire hills. The chapelry is entitled to send one poor person to Ilkeston almshouses, and to receive £5 yearly from the funds of Smedley's charity, for teaching 18 poor children. The Earl of Stamford is trustee." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
Awsworth is a small village and a parish 3 miles north-east of Ilkeston, 2.5 miles west of Nuthall and 134 miles north of London. Derbyshire lies to the west. The parish covers only 380 acres and includes the hamlet of Shilo.
The village is on the Nottingham and Erewash canal. If you are planning a visit:
Awsworth is just off the M1 motorway where it intersects with the A610 trunk road west of Nottingham. Go west on the A610 for about a mile, then turn south (left) into Awsworth village.
Rail passenger service to the village ceased in September, 1964.
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