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Eaton, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Eaton, a village and a parish in Notts, on the river Idle and the Great North road, 2 miles SSE of East Retford railway station. Post town, Retford. Acreage, 1526; population, 138. The living is a vicarage, with the rectory of Garnston annexed, in the diocese of Southwell; joint net value, £142 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Manchester. The church is a modern building, erected on the site of an ancient Norman church.

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 CountyNottinghamshire 
Ecclesiastical parishEaton All Saints 
Poor Law unionEast Retford 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDN22
Post TownRetford