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Heanor Town Information

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Situated in the Amber Valley near Derby, Heanor was a market town which grew rapidly from the Industrial Revolution with the arrival of improved transportation, via canals and railways, and the need for coal. At one time it stood on the route of the world's longest tramway, from Nottingham to Ripley.

D.H. Lawrence used Shipley Hall as the setting for ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’. Although the Hall has gone, its estate has been turned into a magnificent country park. Close by is the theme park American Adventure. The River Erewash passes through the area at Langley Mill where restored boats travel to and from the 200-year-old canal basin.

Heanor Town Hall and Church of St. Lawrence - Photo © Garth Newton
Heanor Town Hall and Church of St. Lawrence - Photo: Garth Newton CCL