Erewash  Derbyshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Erewash like this:

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 was formed in 1777; begins at the Cromford canal, near Langley bridge; runs close by the river to the Trent, opposite the Soar; is 11¾ miles long; falls 109 feet, with 13 locks; and has a branch to Nutbrook, 4¼ miles, falling 131 feet, with 13 locks. The railway is part of the Midland system, and runs close to the river and the canal.

Erewash through time

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How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Erewash in Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 01st April 2023

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