Place:Kimberley, Nottinghamshire, England

TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates52.983°N 1.267°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England
See alsoBroxtowe Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, Englandwapentake in which the place was located
Basford Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1894-1974
Broxtowe District, Nottinghamshire, Englanddistrict 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 Kimberley from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"KIMBERLEY, a hamlet and a chapelry in Greasley parish, Notts. The hamlet lies 2½ miles NE of Ilkeston [railway] station, 2 E of the Erewash river and canal at the boundary with Derby, and 5¾ NW of Nottingham; and has a post office under Nottingham. The chapelry was constituted in 1848. Population in 1861: 2, 821. Houses: 573. The property is subdivided. Framework knitting and coal mining are largely carried on; and there are two breweries and a large corn mill. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Lincoln. Value: £170. Patron: the Vicar of Greasley. The church was built in 1847, at a cost of £2,300; and the parsonage was built in 1852, at a cost of upwards of £1,100. There are chapels for Primitive Methodists and New Connexion Methodists, and a British school."

Kimberley became a separate civil parish in 1896. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

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Kimberley is a town in Nottinghamshire, England, lying 6 miles northwest of Nottingham along the A610 road. The town grew as a centre for coal mining, brewing and hosiery manufacturing. Together with the neighbouring parish of Greasley and its village of Giltbrook (redirected to Greasley), it has a population of around 6,500 people. There has been no mining or hosiery manufacturing in the town for many years and the local brewery was sold and closed at the end of 2006.

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