Heanor in 1837
Heanor is a market-town or village in the hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, on the road from Derby to Mansfield (Notts.), about nine miles from Derby. The parish is extensive, containing 6,870 acres (or nearly 11 square miles), and a population (in 1831) of 5,380 inhabitants, thus distributed:- Heanor township, 2,672; Codnor and Loscow township, 1,439 ; Shipley township, 632 ; and Codnor Castle and Park Liberty (extra-parochial), 637.
Heanor is well situated for trade, the Erewash canal passing through the parish, and the neighbouring district having many coal-pits. There are manufactories for cotton goods, hosiery, and bobbin-net lace. The market, according to Messrs. Lysons, is on Wednesday ; it is very small, and some authorities state that it has been discontinued.
The living is a vicarage, of the yearly value of £109, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor. The education returns for 1833 comprehended 12 day-schools, with 234 children, and 5 Sunday-schools, with 824 children. There are Independent, Particular Baptist, and Wesleyan Methodist meeting-houses in the parish.