Heanor, Derbyshire

Description
Heanor, a township and a parish in Smalley petty sessional division, Derbyshire. The township stands near the i Erewash river, 9 miles from Derby. There are four railway stations in the parish, one on the G.N.R., the other on the M.R. at Heanor, and Langley Mill and Marlpool on the M.R. It is governed by a board of health, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) A market is held every Saturday and a cattle fair on Old Martinmas day.

The township comprises 1579 acres; population, 9779. The parish contains also Aldercar, Langley Mill, Langley, and Marl-pool. There are several collieries in the parish, and hosiery is extensively manufactured. The living is a rectory in the diocese of SouthweU; gross value, £329 with residence. The church is Early English, belonged'once to Dale Abbey, consists of nave, N and S aisles, and chancel, with a square tower, contains several monuments to the Mundy family and one to the native sculptor Samuel Watson, and was completely rebuilt in 1868. A cemetery with two conjoint chapels, surmounted by tower and spire, was opened in 1858, and is managed by a burial board of nine members. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, Primitive and Free Methodist chapels, and a Friends' meeting-house. There is a recreation ground with good pavilion. There two district churches, one at Aldercar and the other at Marlpool. There are also several day schools, a technical school, and several libraries.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Maps

Old maps of Heanor are available on the old-maps.co.uk site, and a current map is available on the Streetmap.co.uk site.


Parish Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Heanor 1558-1837, Derbyshire, is available to browse online.