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Erwash or Erewash, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Erwash or Erewash, a river, a canal, and a railway, on the mutual border of Derby and Notts. The river rises near Alfreton, and runs southward about 15 miles to the Trent, near Attenborough. The canal is 11 miles 60 chains in length. It commences at a junction with the river Trent, near Long Eaton, passes northwards by Landiacre and Ilke-ston, and ends at Longley Mill by a junction with the Crow-ford Canal. It is supplied with water by the river Erewash, and there are 14 locks in its course. It is owned by the Erewash Canal Company. The railway is part of the Midland system, and runs close to the river and the canal.

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

Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.