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Long Eaton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Eaton, Long, an extensive village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Derbyshire, at the verge of the county, on the Erewash river and canal, and on the M.R., 8 miles SW by W of Nottingham, with a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) Acreage, 2099; population, 9636. It is governed by a local board formed in 1874; and has a School Board of nine members, and a fine set of elementary schools, which, with the national, provide accommodation for 2500 children. The last group, built on the Sawley road at a cost of £8000, was opened in 1893. There are extensive railway carriage and wheel works; the principal trade is lace manufacturing. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £270 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Southwell. The church is old, and there are six dissenting chapels, and a Roman Catholic chapel; also a cemetery, almshouses, and recreation grounds opened in 1885, 12½ acres in extent. There is a weekly market on Saturdays. Trent College, a handsome building in the Tudor style, opened in 1868, has accommodation for 250 boys. Two weekly newspapers are published.

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 parishSawley 
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 Long 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 Long 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 districtNG10
Post TownNottingham