Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Ilkeston, a market-town of Derbyshire, on the Midland Railway, 10 miles N.E. of Derby. It stands on the crest of a hill commanding a fine view over the Erewash valley, and became a centre of local trade in the middle of the 18th century. Part of the parish church (Norman and Early English) dates from the reign of Stephen. Hosiery, especially of silk, and stoneware are the chief manufactures. Coal and iron are worked in the neighbourhood. Of late years many visitors have been attracted by the alkaline mineral springs, the water of whif h is beneficial to the gouty and rheumatic.

“God often bestows temporal prosperities on the wicked, to show how lightly he esteems what the world is so dazzled with; but crosses he reserves for his own, whom he would humble under his Almighty hand, and make them the objects of his delight.”