Place:Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates53.017°N 1.306°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England
See alsoBroxtowe Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, EnglandWapentake in which the place was located
Basford Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1894-1896
Broxtowe District, Nottinghamshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Eastwood from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
"EASTWOOD, a village and a parish in Basford [registration] district, Notts. The village stands on the verge of the county, adjacent to the Erewash river and canal, and the Erewash Valley railway, near Langley-Mill [railway] station, 9 miles NW by N of Nottingham; and has a post office under Nottingham, and fairs on the first Monday of May and the Monday after 11 Oct. The parish comprises 940 acres. Real property: £14,126; of which £9,326 are in mines. Population: 1,860. Houses: 383. The property is much subdivided. Coal is very extensively worked, and contains many fossils. Stocking-making also is largely carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value: £360. Patron: J. I. Plumptre, Esq. The church is modern, and in the decorated English style. There is a Wesleyan chapel."
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Eastwood is a former coal mining town and urban district in the north of the Broxtowe District of Nottinghamshire, England. With a population of over 18,000, it is 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Nottingham, and 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Derby, on the border between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Mentioned in Domesday Book of 1086, it expanded rapidly during the Industrial Revolution. The Midland Railway was formed here, and it is the birthplace of D. H. Lawrence. Eastwood is one of the few places where the distinctive dialect of East Midlands English is extensively spoken.

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