Place:Eaton, Leicestershire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.853°N 0.818°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoFramland Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Melton Mowbray Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1935
Eastwell, Leicestershire, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Eaton in 1935
Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Eaton in 1935
Melton and Belvoir Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1936-1974
Melton District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is a parish of Eaton in Nottinghamshire, also, as well as 3 others across England.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Eaton is a village and civil parish in Leicestershire, England. It is situated in the Vale of Belvoir and its current population is about 900 people. The civil parish includes the former parishes of Eastwell and Goadby Marwood. Both parishes were absorbed into Eaton in 1935.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Eaton, Leicestershire.

Eaton in Leicestershire, England was an ancient or ecclesiastical parish as well as a civil parish. It was located northeast of Melton Mowbray.

Local Administration

The parish was part of Melton Mowbray Rural District from 1894 until 1935 when the rural district was abolished and replaced by the Melton and Belvoir Rural District which covered a larger area. Eastwell joined Eaton at this time. A year after the introduction of the new rural district its parishes were reorganized and reduced in number from 68 to 25.

In 1974 a new nationwide organization of local government was introduced in which rural and urban districts were replaced by "non-metropolitan" districts. In the northeast of Leicestershire this meant little save for the fact that the principal town of Melton Mowbray, formerly a separate urban district, was now governed by the same body (Melton District or Borough) as the rural area that surrounded it.

Research Tips

Maps on the place-pages for Belvoir Rural District and Melton and Belvoir Rural District illustrate the location of the various parishes and the geographical and administrative changes that occurred in 1936.

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