Ireton-Wood

IRETON-WOOD, a township, in the parish of Kirk-Ireton, union of Belper, hundred of Wirksworth, S. division of the county of Derby, 4½ miles (S. by W.) from Wirksworth; containing 151 inhabitants. The township comprises 802 acres, and includes Blackwall, a hamlet, in which is an elegant mansion situated on the side of an abrupt acclivity, and surrounded with fine timber and thriving plantations. The hamlet was for many generations the seat of the Blackwall family, one of whom, Dr. Anthony Blackwall, wrote on the sacred classics.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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