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Little Eaton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Eaton, Little, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Derbyshire, on the Little Eaton Canal, and on the Derby and Ripley railway, 3— miles NNE of Derby, with a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Derby. Acreage, 573; population, 983. Little Eaton House is the seat of the Tempests. Little Eaton Canal joins the Derby Canal. There are two paper mills, and stone quarries. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £277 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of St Alkmund, Derby. The church is of the llth century, and has been well restored.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionShardlow 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Little Eaton from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Little Eaton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE21
Post TownDerby