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Ilkeston Town Information

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Ilkeston Market Place - Photo © Garth Newton
Ilkeston Market Place - Photo: Garth Newton CCL

Ilkeston received its royal charter for a market and fair in 1252 but its history goes back to the days when it was an Anglo Saxon settlement.

Once a mining and lace making centre, its history is told in the Erewash Museum, a hilltop church that can be seen for miles. Nearby stand the ruined Dale Abbey and a sandstone cave once inhabited by a baker-cum-hermit. The Cat and Fiddle Windmill nearby was built in the 1700s.