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Aldercar & Langley Mill

Heanor
Derbyshire
DE5 3BT
01773 841488

Langley Mill is village with a rich industrial heritage . Although the village of today appears to remain a thriving concern, many of the household names of the past have now disappeared and have been replaced with smaller industrial concerns, employing less people and being more responsive to the employment and economic climate of today. The names G.R.Turner, Pickersgill & Frost, Lovatt's, Aristoc and Vic Hallam remain only in people's memory, but to many they help paint a picture of a bygone industrial age when the village provided employment to many in the area. Until the onset of the turnpikes and the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century, the area which was to become Langley Mill was simply a crossing place on the River Erewash, with links to Derby, Heanor, Eastwood, Mansfield and Nottingham. A road to Codnor Castle had used the old wooden bridge since the 12th century, but there were very few houses in the area, and the majority of these were farmsteads. Although there had been a water mill in the area since Domesday times, it was the Canal Age which initiated the development of the industrial village which later became known as Langley Mill. Langley Mill is always linked with what was the hamlet of Aldercar - it is hard to know where one starts and the other finishes. Today, the administrative parish is named "Aldercar

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