Ilkeston and District Heritage

 Many of the pages in this Heritage section have photographs that have become part of the historical record, as what they illustrate has been destroyed and replaced.

Churches and chapels, past and present

Churches and chapels, past and present

Cotmanhay: Christ Church — formerly on Church Street Photo by Andrew Knighton The Parish of Cotmanhay was formed in 1845, partly out of the parish of Ilkeston and embracing Shipley. The church was erected in 1848, at a cost of £2,600, raised by...

Industrial Archaeology & Architecture

Industrial Archaeology & Architecture

Ilkeston: Ball’s Factory — Burr Lane Grade 2: SK 466422 Four storey brick built hosiery/lace factory built c. 1845 but in a Georgian style for Francis Ball and Sons. Red Brick with cast iron windows and a distinctive central pediment and clock. It...

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...

Ilkeston St Mary’s Parish Church

Ilkeston St Mary’s Parish Church

The parish church of St Mary the Virgin has stood on its present site since the mid 12th century and until 1848 served the whole town of Ilkeston. Since 1848 three new parishes were formed to serve the spiritual needs of the rapidly expanding town....

Around and About Town

Around and About Town

Market Day, 1977 (Jim Beardsley) Burr Lane This picture, taken in the 1980s, is looking north along Burr Lane. When the Inner Relief Road was constructed in 1993, the houses on the right were lost to it, but most of the houses on the left still...

Architecture

Architecture

Ilkeston: Bennerley Viaduct Grade 2: SK 470437 Bennerley Viaduct, 2007 (Grant Shaw) Impressive wrought iron lattice work viaduct circa 1879. Almost 500 yards (460 metres) long, it carried the former double track GNR Derby-Nottingham railway ('the...