Ilkeston Street and Place Names

Ilkeston Street and Place Names

Many of the old areas, back alleys and side streets which were recorded in the various censuses, Civil Registration records and church and chapel registers, have long since swept away during the slum clearances and redevelopment of the early to mid 20th century, or have disappeared beneath the many car parks and new road developments of the second half of the last century.

Perhaps the most significant development relating to Ilkeston’s street system was the construction of the town centre relief road, Chalons Way, during the early 1990s which resulted in the destruction and clearance of many streets and houses.

This section is designed to assist the researcher in their quest to locate the approximate or even exact birthplace or residence of a person or an ancestor. This contains information relating to whether these streets or areas still exist at the time of writing or if extinct, can be found relative to the Ilkeston of today.

With the use of a modern street map, this guide and a little leg-work it is relatively easy to locate many of the places mentioned in the records.

Much use has been made of Ilkeston Reference Library’s extensive collection of Ordnance Survey Maps, especially those produced to a highly detailed scale of 1:500 dating from around the early 1880s. Other sources include Maps and Plans of Ilkeston 1588-1885 by Peter Stevenson (published 1975) and The Street Names of Ilkeston by Margaret Brown (published 1983).


Abbey StreetExtant.
Albany StreetExtant.
Albert StreetExtant.
Albert Villas
(Station Road)
Albion PlaceExtinct thoroughfare which once linked Bath Street with Burr Lane. The site is now occupied by the Albion Shopping Centre.
Anchor RowExtant though containing no original dwellings. The name may originate from the presence of the original Anchor Inn which stood at its western end.
Andrew AvenueExtant.
Awsworth RoadExtant.
Ayres (Eyres) GardensExtant and containing a number of original Victorian dwellings.
Albion Place just before final clearance, April 1984 (Grant Shaw)


Back LaneExtant.
Baker StreetExtant.
Baptist Chapel YardExtinct. Formerly off Queen Street.
Bath StreetExtant.
Bath TerraceExtinct – originally adjacent to Club Row and Mount Street.
Bell’s YardExtinct. Formerly off Evans Row and named after the keeper of the Traveller’s Rest public house, William Bell.
Belvoir StreetExtant.
Bethel StreetExtinct.
Bindage Meadow RoadAncient name for Longfield Lane.
Blake StreetExtant.
Boat Innalso known as The Jolly Boatman.
Botany BayExtinct area now occupied by Bridge Street, Cotmanhay. So named due to its isolated position in relation to Ilkeston proper. (Botany Bay was the first convict settlement in Australia).
Bower HillExtinct area east of present Norman Street.
Brewery CottagesExtant dwellings on Wilmot Street. Adjacent to Bourne Cottages and Spring Cottage public house.
Brewery RowExtinct dwellings believed to have stood off Burr Lane.
Brick LaneExtinct.
Bridge Inn
(Awsworth Road)
Former public house, now site of the ‘Canal Vue’ Nursing Home.
Bright’s TerraceExtinct thoroughfare linking Gladstone Street and Extension Street.
Brook House
(Heanor Road)
Extinct dwelling possibly standing towards the lower end of Heanor Road.
Brook StreetExtant.
Browns Yard
(Burr Lane)
Brussells TerraceExtant in part.
Burns Street
(off The Market Place)
Burr LaneExtant and probably the oldest street in the town. Contains many original Victorian dwellings. The name may originate from the Anglo-Saxon word Burgh meaning fortified settlement.
Burrow’s Lanesee Burr Lane.
Byron StreetExtant though partly cleared during development of Chalons Way.
Bottom of Bath Street, 1983 (Danny Corns)


Cambridge CottagesExtinct row of dwellings off Belvoir Street.
Canal SideExtinct area lying along the Erewash Canal between Awsworth Road and Station Road.
Carr StreetExtinct. Formerly off lower Bath Street.
Chain RowRow of dwellings which once stood opposite the Three Horse Shoes pub at the top end of Derby Road, demolished 1980.
Chapel Lanesee Chapel Street.
Chapel StreetExtant though partly cleared during development of Chalons Way. Lower Chapel Street contains a number of original Victorian buildings.
Chapel Street Eastsee Lower Chapel Street.
Charlotte StreetExtant.
Chaucer StreetExtant.
Chrichley StreetExtant.
Coal Pit LaneFormer name for Awsworth Road.
Club RowExtinct terrace of dwellings lying behind the west side of Bath Street. Site now occupied by Club Row car park.
Commercial TerraceExtinct terrace of dwellings off Awsworth Road.
Common, Thesee Ilkeston Common.
Common GardensExtinct area of the Common turned over to allotments following the enclosure of the common at the end of the 18th century.
CotmanhayExtant area north of Ilkeston proper. In more ancient times only the area north of the present Church Street was known as Cotmanhay. The name probably derives from the Anglo-Saxon cott mann haeg – meaning the enclosed land of a cottager.
Cranmer StreetExtant.
Cricket GroundExtinct area originally behind the former Anchor Inn off Market Street.
Critchley StreetExtant.
Chapel Street leading to Lodge Row, about 1968 (Peter Stevenson)


Dale StreetExtant.
Dale VillasLocation unknown.
Daykin’s RowExtinct area at rear and west of Bath Street and opposite Chapel Street.
Deakin Rowsee Daykin’s Row.
Derby RoadExtant  – previously known as Moorbridge or Moorsbridge Lane.
Derby StreetExtant though only partly.
Dicken’s YardExtinct and possibly relates to Daykin’s Row.
Dorothy CottagesExtinct row of dwellings off Pimlico.
Drummond RoadExtant.
Duke StreetExtant.
Durham OxExtant public house on Durham Street.


Earl PlaceExtinct area off lower Bath Street.
East StreetExtant and containing several original 18th and 19th century dwellings.
Ebenezer StreetExtant.
Essex StreetExtant.
Evans CottagesExtinct – exact location unknown at present. May relate to dwellings off Evans Row.
Evans RowExtinct thoroughfare off south side of White Lion Square.
Evans ShopsExtinct – exact location unknown. May relate to dwellings etc on Evans Row.
Extension StreetExtinct street originally off Market Street.
Eyres Gardenssee Ayres Gardens.


Factory LaneExtant.
Field HouseExtinct. Formerly the home of Matthew Hobson. Site now occupied by Morrison’s supermarket and modern housing, formerly by South-East Derbyshire College.
Fenns Hollow (Station Road)Extinct, exact location unknown. The House Ferns Hollow exists at the side of the Canal.
Fishpond CottagesExtinct dwellings probably lying alongside the Erewash Canal.
Flinders RowExtinct row of 5 dwellings leading off Chapel Street.
Florence Row / SquareExtinct. Site now occupied by Florence Court off Station Road.


Gallows InnExtant area lying at the south end of Nottingham Road. Pub of the same name, for a time officially known as the Horse and Groom.
Gladstone StreetExtant though partly cleared during development of Chalons Way.
Graham StreetExtant.
Granby StreetExtant though partly cleared during development of Chalons Way.
Grass LaneFormer name of Norman Street.
Green’s CourtExtinct, originally adjacent to Hunger Hill Yard.
Greens LaneExtant.
Gregory StreetExtant.


Hais LaneExtinct. Possibly an earlier reference to Hallcroft Road.
Hallam FieldsExtant area containing a number of original Victorian dwellings.
Hallcroft PlaceExtinct area later the site of Hallcroft and Gladstone Schools.
(Derby Road)
Extinct area at the east end of the present Derby Road..
Harrow Hotel
(Bath Street)
Extant public house, the Old Harrow or just the Harrow and at one time called the Roundhouse.
Havelock StreetExtant.
Havelock TerraceExtinct terrace off Chapel Street. Now the approach to a car park.
Heanor RoadExtant.
High HolbornExtant.
High StreetExtant, but apart from Dalby House (Erewash Museum) contains no original dwellings.
Highfield HouseExtant dwelling on Wilmot Street.
Hobson DriveExtant.
Hope StreetExtant.
Hunger HillExtinct area lying between the Needlemaker’s Arms and the local store, formerly the White Cow public house.
Hunger Hill YardExtant, though containing few original dwellings.
Harts YardExtinct area off Awsworth Road between Slade Street and Springfield Terrace.


Ilkeston CommonExtinct area of some 383 acres of open common ground, enclosed circa 1795 and home to a number of scattered dwellings erected piecemeal during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Ilkeston Common LockExtinct area lying alongside the Erewash Canal.
Ilkeston JunctionExtant area off lower Station Road – see also Trueman Street. Originally in Nottinghamshire, it was incorporated into Ilkeston in the 1990’s.
Ilkeston Mill LockExtinct area around the present Potters Lock.
InglesideExtant Victorian dwelling on Wilmot Street.
Ivy VillaExtant Victorian dwelling on Wilmot Street.


Jackson AvenueExtant.
John StreetExtant.


KensingtonExtant area off Nottingham Road and formerly known as Hunger Hill.
Kensington StreetExtant.
King StreetExtant.
Kirk Hallam HallExtinct dwelling demolished in 1973.


LarklandsExtant area lying south-east of town centre.
Lawn TerraceExtinct dwellings off Pimlico.
(Gregory Street)
Exact location unknown.
Lees YardExtinct. Alternative name given to Albion Place.
Lime StreetExtant.
Little HallamExtant area south of Ilkeston proper but part of the old Borough.
Little Hallam LaneExtant.
Lodge RowExtinct terrace off Chapel Street and adjacent to Flinders Row.
Lord Haddon RoadExtant. Named after Lord Robert Charles John Manners of Haddon Hall.
Lord Nelson StreetExtant – see Nelson Street, Cotmanhay.
Lower Granby StreetExtant.
Lower Grass StreetExtant.
Lowes YardExtinct area off west side of upper Bath Street see also Whites Yard.
The Market Place (1950s)


Market CottagesExtinct dwellings originally standing between the present Market Inn and Harrow public houses on The Market Place.
Market PlaceExtant area in town centre containing several original Victorian buildings.
Market StreetExtant.
Middle LaneEarly/Mid 19th century name given to area later occupied by Charlotte StreetNorman Street and Grass Lane.
Mill HouseExtinct dwelling on the banks of the River Erewash.
Mill StreetExtant.
Millfield HouseExact location unknown at present.
Moorbridge LaneExtant – pre late 19th century name of the present Derby Road.
Moorsbridge Lanesee above. Moor’s or Straw’s Bridge was at the bottom of Derby Road.
Mount RowExtinct terrace of dwellings adjacent to Club Row. Site now occupied by car park.
Mount StreetExtant.
Mount Terracesee Mount Row.
Mundy StreetExtant (partly).
The northern end of North Street, about 1968 (Peter Stevenson)


New EnglandFormer name given to Hallam Fields area.
New StreetFormer name given to the western end of Station Road.
Norman StreetExtant.
North StreetCleared during construction of Chalons Way.
NorthgateExtinct street originally off North Street.
Nottingham RoadExtant. Known as ‘The Bridge Lane’ in more ancient times.
Nutbrook Junction LockExtinct area at the junction of the Nutbrook and Erewash Canals.


Orchard StreetExtant.
Oxford StreetExtant.
Bath Street / Station Road junction, about 1965 (David Hudson)


Park TheA general area east of the town centre and site of the Park Cemetery.
Park AvenueExtant.
Park DriveExtant.
Park RoadExtant. Known as ‘The Millfield Lane’ in more ancient times.
Pedley StreetExtant.
Peewit WharfeExtinct area originally lying alongside the Nutbrook Canal.
Pelham StreetExtant.
PimlicoExtant street off the Market Place though containing no original dwellings.
Pinfold LaneExtinct lane originally running parallel to Stanton Road from the top end of the present Derby Road and down to Little Hallam. The route is now more or less occupied by Dale View and Derbyshire Drive.
Potteries, TheExtinct area lying alongside the Erewash Canal near to Awsworth Road.
Pottery, Thesee Potteries.
Princes CourtExtinct. Originally off east side of Nottingham Road and opposite Hunger Hill Yard.


Queen StreetExtant.
Queens TerraceExtinct terrace of dwellings to the west and rear of South Street.


Red House, TheExtant former private dwelling on Wharncliffe Road.
Regent StreetExtant.
Robey YardExtinct, site now occupied by the medical centre on South Street.
RopewalkExtant area off lower Station Road.
Rutland HotelExtinct hotel and public house at junction of Bath Street and Heanor Road.
Rutland PlaceExtinct – location unknown at present.


Severn’s Roadsee Severns Yard.
Severn’s YardExtinct area off High Street.
Shaws YardExtinct area between Awsworth Road and Cotmanhay Road.
Sir John WarrenExtant public house on The Market Place.
Slade StreetExtinct. Slade Street was demolished in 1971 and replaced with flats. The site of the street originally lay off North Street and between Station Road and Critchley Street.
Sough Close/s(pronounced as ‘Suff Close’) – Extinct area around the present Green’s Lock.
Smith StreetExtinct.
South StreetExtant – with Bath Street it was known as ‘The Town Street’ in more ancient times.
Springfield TerraceExtinct terrace of dwellings.
Springfield Villas (Wilmot Street)Exact location unknown at present.
St Mary StreetExtant and containing many original Victorian dwellings.
Stanhope Roadsee Stanhope Street.
Stanhope StreetExtant.
Stanton RoadExtant – known in more ancient times as Boot Lane and Harrisons Lane.
Station Court
(off Bath Street)
Extinct though the entrance and name plate can still be seen opposite the junction of Station Road.
Station TerraceExtinct area off Station Road. The entrance can still be seen off the junction of Station Road and Chalons Way.
Station RoadExtant and containing many original Victorian dwellings. West end at one time known as ‘New Street’.
Stratford StreetExtant.
Sudbury AvenueExtant.
Station Road looking towards Bath Street, about 1968 (Peter Stevenson)


Taylor StreetExtant.
Thurman StreetExtant.
Toll BarExtinct area now occupied by part of White Lion Square. It was the site of the Turnpike’s Toll Gates.
Town StreetOriginal name given to South Street, Market Place and Bath Street.
Trueman StreetExtant.
Trueman’s Court
(South Street)
Extant though only partly.
Trueman’s RowExtinct terrace of dwellings at the junction of Burr Lane and Albion Place.
Tutin StreetExtinct – originally off Belvoir Street.
Tutton’s BuildingsExtinct – possibly a misspelling of Turton’s Buildings off Belper Street.


Union RoadExtant.


Vicarage, TheExtant early and late Victorian building. Now a private dwelling off the Lower Market Place.
Victoria StreetExtant.
Houses on the north side of White Lion Square, about 1968 (Peter Stevenson)


Wakefield’s YardExtinct – originally off the south side of White Lion Square.
Weaver RowExtant path linking South Street with Market Street originally contained many dwellings but containing none today.
Weaver PoolExtinct. The site of an ancient pond now occupied by the former Ritz Cinema on South Street. The name may have little to do with weaving but may have derived from the word waiffer meaning something belonging to no-one in particular.
Wheatley RowExtinct terrace of dwellings. Site now occupied by Lawn Road.
White Lion SquareExtant area though much redeveloped during late 20th century, and not a square any more.
Wide YardExtinct area off west side of South Street. Roughly opposite Weaver Row.
Wilmot StreetExtant.
Wilton PlaceExtant.
Wood StreetExant.
Whites YardExtinct – originally off west side of upper Bath Street. The entrance, though blocked, can still be seen.
(Grant Shaw)

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