Heanor Guide

Old Heanor Church
Old Church

Heanor is a small hill-top market town in the southern, rolling foot-hills of the Pennine range of mountains. Heanor lies between the cities of Derby and Nottingham in the region of England called the East-midlands.

Heanor is set on a hill rising out of the gentle valley formed by the Erewash River which feeds into the river Trent.

Heanor Market
Market Square

The centre of the town is a market square. Markets are held on the mornings of Monday, Friday and Saturday. The once thriving market has been in decline for many years. The market square is overlooked by a 12th century church at which there is a Community Fair on the first Saturday of the month. Heanor is administered by Amber Valley Borough Council and Heanor and Loscoe Town Council

Heanor Town Hall
Heanor Town Hall

The town had been involved in the coal mining industry for generations. (This region is where the industrial revolution began and textile industry was also important to this area.) The mining industry collapsed in the 1980's and the textile industry collapsed in the 1990's which caused a blow to the local economy.

Despite this, the town has grown over the last 30 years and has now sprawled into the small communities of Langley Mill, Marpool, Codnor, Loscoe and Aldercar around the sides of Heanor Hill.


Touristy Stuff

Heanor Park Gates
Heanor Park Gates

The nearby town of Eastwood (3km away) is where DH Lawrence was born and this area is often described in his novels.


Travel: Transport



Coach / Bus



Travel: Weather & Climate


Travel: Maps

  • Online local Map from Bing
  • Online local Aerial Photo from Bing (Clump of trees by the centre is the area just behind the church, the centre of this image is the Town Hall and Tesco on the left edge at 10 o'clock)
  • Online local Map from the Streetmap
  • Online local Map from Open Street Map NEW
  • Online local Map from Sustrans (showing National Cycle Network)
  • Online Bird's Eye View of Heanor from Microsoft Live




Genealogy & Local History


Health and Emergency Services


Care (Environment, Recycling and Charity Shops)





Local Commerce

Retail Shopping

Amongst the 70 or so shops in Heanor are the following:

Heanor Gate Industrial Estate

National Highstreet Chains that operate in Heanor



There are probably lots more, but here's a few to start/put you off:

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