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Litton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Litton, a hamlet in Tideswell parish, Derbyshire, three-quarters of a mile E of Tideswell, and 2 miles from Miller's Dale station on the M.R. It has a post office under Buxton; money order and telegraph office, Tideswell. The manor belongs to Lord Scarsdale. Some of the inhabitants are employed in agriculture and stocking-weaving, and some in stone quarries. There is a Wesleyan chapel, and service is also conducted in the school room. Bagshaw, " the Apostle of the Peak," was a native.

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 
Civil parishTideswell 
HundredHigh Peak 
Poor Law unionBakewell 

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 Litton 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 Litton 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:

DistrictDerbyshire Dales
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtSK17
Post TownBuxton