Ilkeston ĭl´kĕstən [key], town (1991 pop. 34,683), Derbyshire, central England. Iron and coal mines lie to the south. Rayon, lace, hosiery, and iron goods are manufactured. Ilkeston is mentioned in the Domesday Book . Eastwood, a nearby mining village, is the birthplace of D. H. Lawrence , and many of his novels are set in the area.

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