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LITTON, a hamlet, in the parish of Tideswell, union of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, N. division of the county of Derby, ¾ of a mile (E. S. E.) from Tideswell; containing 864 inhabitants. Bagshaw, the celebrated nonconformist divine, commonly called the Apostle of the Peak, was born here in 1628. The population is principally engaged in weaving, framework knitting, and in the large cotton factories in the township.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.