Ilkeston Street and Place Names

Many of the old areas, back alleys and side streets which were recorded in the various censuses, Civil Registration records and church and chapel registers, have long since swept away during the slum clearances and redevelopment of the early to mid 20th century, or have disappeared beneath the many car parks and new road developments of the second half of the last century.

Perhaps the most significant development relating to Ilkeston’s street system was the construction of the town centre relief road, Chalons Way, during the early 1990s which resulted in the destruction and clearance of many streets and houses.

This section is designed to assist the researcher in their quest to locate the approximate or even exact birthplace or residence of a person or an ancestor. This contains information relating to whether these streets or areas still exist at the time of writing or if extinct, can be found relative to the Ilkeston of today.

With the use of a modern street map, this guide and a little leg-work it is relatively easy to locate many of the places mentioned in the records.

Much use has been made of Ilkeston Reference Library’s extensive collection of Ordnance Survey Maps, especially those produced to a highly detailed scale of 1:500 dating from around the early 1880s. Other sources include Maps and Plans of Ilkeston 1588-1885 by Peter Stevenson (published 1975) and The Street Names of Ilkeston by Margaret Brown (published 1983) This page will be updated as we gather further information on this subject.

Again, please contact the Society if you require any further information.


Abbey Street Extant.
Albany Street Extant.
Albert Street Extant.
Albert Villas
(Station Road)
Albion Place Extinct thoroughfare which once linked Bath Street with Burr Lane. The site is now occupied by the Albion Shopping Precinct.
Anchor Row Extant though containing no original dwellings. The name may originate from the presence of the original Anchor Inn which stood at its western end.
Andrew Avenue Extant.
Awsworth Road Extant.
Ayres (Eyres) Gardens Extant and containing a number of original Victorian dwellings.


Back Lane Extant.
Baker Street Extant.
Baptist Chapel Yard Extinct. Formerly off Queen Street.
Bath Street Extant.
Bath Terrace Extinct - originally adjacent to Club Row and Mount Street.
Bell’s Yard Extinct. Formerly off Evans Row and named after the keeper of the Traveller’s Rest public house, William Bell.
Belvoir Street Extant.
Bethal Street Extinct.
Bindage Meadow Road Ancient name for Longfield Lane.
Blake Street Extant.
Boat Inn also known as The Jolly Boatman.
Botany Bay Extinct area now occupied by Bridge Street, Cotmanhay. So name due to its isolated position in relation to Ilkeston proper.
Bower Hill Extinct area east of present Norman Street.
Brewery Cottages Extant dwellings on Wilmot Street. Adjacent to Bourne Cottages and Spring Cottage public house.
Brewery Row Extinct dwellings believed to have stood off Burr Lane.
Brick Lane Extinct.
Bridge Inn
(Awsworth Road)
Extant public house.
Bright’s Terrace Extinct thoroughfare linking Gladstone Street and Extension Street.
Brook House
(Heanor Road)
Extinct dwelling possibly standing towards the lower end of Heanor Road.
Brook Street Extant.
Browns Yard
(Burr Lane)
Extinct - exact location unknown at present.
Brussells Terrace Extant though containing no original dwellings.
Burns Street
(off The Market Place)
Burr Lane Extant and probably the oldest street in the town. Contains many original Victorian dwellings. The name may originate from the Anglo-Saxon word Burgh meaning fortified settlement.
Burrow’s Lane see Burr Lane.
Byron Street Extant though partly cleared during development of Chalons Way.


Cambridge Cottages Extinct row of dwellings off Belvoir Street.
Canal Side Extinct area lying along the Erewash Canal between Awsworth Road and Station Road.
Carr Street Extinct. Formerly off lower Bath Street.
Chain Row Extinct row of dwellings which once stood opposite the Three Horse Shoes public house at the top end of Derby Road.
Chapel Lane see Chapel Street.
Chapel Street Extant though partly cleared during development of Chalons Way. Lower Chapel Street contains a number of original Victorian buildings.
Chapel Street East see Lower Chapel Street.
Charlotte Street Extant.
Chaucer Street Extant.
Chrichley Street Extant.
Coal Pit Lane Former name for Awsworth Road.
Club Row Extinct terrace of dwellings lying behind the west side of Bath Street. Site now occupied by Club Row car park.
Commercial Terrace Extinct terrace of dwellings off Awsworth Road.
Common, The see Ilkeston Common.
Common Gardens Extinct area of the Common turned over to allotments following the enclosure of the common at the end of the 18th century.
Cotmanhay Extant area north of Ilkeston proper. In more ancient times only the area north of the present Church Street was known as Cotmanhay. The name may derive from the Anglo-Saxon cott mann haeg - meaning the enclosed land of a cottager.
Cranmer Street Extant.
Cricket Ground Extinct area originally behind the present Anchor Inn off Market Street.
Critchley Street Extant.


Dale Street Extant.
Dale Villas Location unknown at present.
Daykin’s Row Extinct area at rear and west of Bath Street and opposite Chapel Street.
Deakin Row see Daykin’s Row.
Derby Road Extant  - known in more ancient times as Moorbridge or Moorsbridge Lane.
Derby Street Extant though only partly.
Dicken’s Yard Extinct and possibly relates to Daykin’s Row.
Dorothy Cottages Extinct row of dwellings off Pimlico.
Drummond Road Extant.
Duke Street Extant.
Durham Ox Extant public house on Durham Street.


Earl Place Extinct area off lower Bath Street.
East Street Extant and containing several original 18th and 19th century dwellings.
Ebenezer Street Extant.
Essex Street Extant.
Evans Cottages Extinct - exact location unknown at present. May relate to dwellings off Evans Row.
Evans Row Extinct thoroughfare off south side of White Lion Square.
Evans Shops Extinct - exact location unknown. May relate to dwellings etc on Evans Row.
Extension Street Extinct street originally off Market Street.
Eyres Gardens see Ayres Gardens.


Factory Lane Extant.
Field House Extinct. Formerly the home of Matthew Hobson. Site now occupied by South East Derbyshire College of Education off Field Road.
Fenns Hollow (Station Road) Extinct, exact location unknown.
Fishpond Cottages Extinct dwellings probably lying alongside the Erewash Canal.
Flinders Row Extinct row of 5 dwellings leading off Chapel Street.
Florence Row / Square Extinct. Site now occupied by Florence Court off Station Road.


Gallows Inn Extant area lying at the south end of Nottingham Road.
Gladstone Street Extant though partly cleared during development of Chalons Way.
Graham Street Extant.
Granby Street Extant though partly cleared during development of Chalons Way.
Grass Lane Former name of Norman Street.
Green’s Court Extinct, originally adjacent to Hunger Hill Yard.
Greens Lane Extant.
Gregory Street Extant.


Hais Lane Extinct. Possibly an earlier reference to Hallcroft Road.
Hallam Fields Extant area containing a number of original Victorian dwellings.
Hallcroft Place Extinct area later the site of Hallcroft and Gladstone Schools.
(Derby Road)
Extinct area at the east end of the present Derby Road..
Harrow Hotel
(Bath Street)
Extant public house now renamed The Round House.
Havelock Street Extant.
Havelock Terrace Extinct terrace off Chapel Street. Now the approach to a car park.
Heanor Road Extant.
High Holborn Extant.
High Street Extant. Apart from Dalby House contains no original dwellings.
Highfield House Extant dwelling on Wilmot Street.
Hobson Drive Extant.
Hope Street Extant.
Hunger Hill Extinct area lying between the Needlemaker's Arms and the Tesco local store, formerly the White Cow public house.
Hunger Hill Yard Extant, though containing few original dwellings.
Harts Yard Extinct area off Awsworth Road between Slade Street and Springfield Terrace.


Ilkeston Common Extinct area of some 383 acres of open common ground, enclosed circa 1795 and home to a number of scattered dwellings erected piecemeal during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Ilkeston Common Lock Extinct area lying alongside the Erewash Canal.
Ilkeston Junction Extant area off lower Station Road - see also Trueman Street.
Ilkeston Mill Lock Extinct area around the present Potters Lock.
Ingleside Extant Victorian dwelling on Wilmot Street.
Ivy Villa Extant Victorian dwelling on Wilmot Street.


Jackson Avenue Extant.
John Street Extant.


Kensington Extant area off Nottingham Road and formerly known as Hunger Hill.
Kensington Street Extant.
King Street Extant.
Kirk Hallam Hall Extinct dwelling demolished in 1973.


Larklands Extant area lying south-east of town centre.
Lawn Terrace Extinct dwellings off Pimlico.
(Gregory Street)
Exact location unknown.
Lees Yard Extinct. Alternative name given to Albion Place.
Lime Street Extant.
Little Hallam Extant area south of Ilkeston proper.
Little Hallam Lane Extant.
Lodge Row Extinct terrace off Chapel Street and adjacent to Flinders Row.
Lord Haddon Road Extant. Named after Lord Robert Charles John Manners of Haddon.
Lord Nelson Street Extant - see Nelson Street, Cotmanhay.
Lower Granby Street Extant.
Lower Grass Street Extant.
Lowes Yard Extinct area off west side of upper Bath Street see also Whites Yard.


Market Cottages Extinct dwellings originally standing between the present Market Inn and Round House public houses on The Market Place.
Market Place Extant area in town centre containing several original Victorian buildings.
Market Street Extant.
Middle Lane Early/Mid 19th century name given to area later occupied by Charlotte Street, Norman Street and Grass Lane.
Mill House Extinct dwelling on the banks of the River Erewash.
Mill Street Extant.
Millfield House Exact location unknown at present.
Moorbridge Lane Extant - pre late 19th century name of the present Derby Road.
Moorsbridge Lane see above.
Mount Row Extinct terrace of dwellings adjacent to Club Row. Site now occupied by car park.
Mount Street Extant.
Mount Terrace see Mount Row.
Mundy Street Extant (partly).


New England Former name given to Hallam Fields area.
New Street Former name given to the western end of Station Road.
Norman Street Extant.
North Street Extinct. Cleared during construction of Chalons Way.
Northgate Extinct street originally off North Street.
Nottingham Road Extant. Known as 'The Bridge Lane' in more ancient times.
Nutbrook Junction Lock Extinct area at the junction of the Nutbrook and Erewash Canals.


Orchard Street Extant.
Oxford Street Extant.


Park The A general area east of the town centre and site of the Park Cemetery.
Park Avenue Extant.
Park Drive Extant.
Park Road Extant. Known as 'The Millfield Lane' in more ancient times.
Pedley Street Extant.
Peewit Wharfe Extinct area originally lying alongside the Nutbrook Canal.
Pelham Street Extant.
Pimlico Extant street off the Market Place though containing no original dwellings.
Pinfold Lane Extinct lane originally running parallel to Stanton Road from the top end of the present Derby Road and down to Little Hallam. The route is now more or less occupied by Dale View and Derbyshire Drive.
Potteries, The Extinct area lying alongside the Erewash Canal near to Awsworth Road.
Pottery, The see Potteries.
Princes Court Extinct. Originally off east side of Nottingham Road and opposite Hunger Hill Yard.


Queen Street Extant.
Queens Terrace Extinct terrace of dwellings to the west and rear of South Street.


Red House, The Extant former private dwelling on Wharnecliffe Road.
Regent Street Extant.
Robey Yard Extinct, site now occupied by the medical centre on South Street.
Ropewalk Extant area off lower Station Road.
Rutland Hotel Extinct hotel and public house at junction of Bath Street and Heanor Road.
Rutland Place Extinct - location unknown at present.


Severn’s Road see Severns Yard.
Severn’s Yard Extinct area off High Street.
Shaws Yard Extinct area between Awsworth Road and Cotmanhay Road.
Sir John Warren Extant public house on The Market Place.
Slade Street Extinct. Slade Street was demolished in 1971 and replaced with flats. The site of the street originally lay off North Street and between Station Road and Critchley Street.
Sough Close/s (pronounced as ‘Suff Close’) - Extinct area around the present Green's Lock.
Smith Street Extinct.
South Street Extant - known as 'The Town Street' in more ancient times.
Springfield Terrace Extinct terrace of dwellings.
Springfield Villas (Wilmot Street) Exact location unknown at present.
St Mary Street Extant and containing many original Victorian dwellings.
Stanhope Road see Stanhope Street.
Stanhope Street Extant.
Stanton Road Extant - known in more ancient times as Boot Lane and Harrisons Lane.
Station Court
(off Bath Street)
Extinct though the entrance and name plate can still be seen opposite the junction of Station Road.
Station Terrace Extinct area off Station Road. The entrance can still be seen off the junction of Station Road and Chalons Way.
Station Road Extant and containing many original Victorian dwellings.
Stratford Street Extant.
Sudbury Avenue Extant.


Taylor Street Extant.
Thurman Street Extant.
Toll Bar Extinct area now occupied generally by White Lion Square and site of the Toll Gates.
Town Street Original name given to South Street and Bath Street.
Trueman Street Extant.
Trueman’s Court
(South Street)
Extant though only partly.
Trueman’s Row Extinct terrace of dwellings at the junction of Burr Lane and Albion Place.
Tutin Street Extinct - originally off Belvoir Street.
Tutton’s Buildings Extinct - possibly a misspelling of Turton’s Buildings off Belper Street.


Union Road Extant.


Vicarage, The Extant early and late Victorian building. Now a private dwelling off the Lower Market Place.
Victoria Street Extant.


Wakefield’s Yard Extinct - originally off the south side of White Lion Square.
Weaver Row Extant thoroughfare linking South Street with Market Street originally contained many dwellings but containing none today.
Weaver Pool Extinct. The site of an ancient pond now occupied by the Ritz Bingo and Social Club on South Street. The name may have little to do with weaving but may have derived from the word waiffer meaning something belonging to no-one in particular.
Wheatley Row Extinct terrace of dwellings. Site now occupied by Lawn Road.
White Lion Square Extant area though much redeveloped during late 20th century.
Wide Yard Extinct area off west side of South Street. Roughly opposite Weaver Row.
Wilmot Street Extant.
Wilton Place Extant.
Wood Street Exant.
Whites Yard Extinct - originally off west side of upper Bath Street. The entrance, though blocked, can be seen opposite the present Argos store.