Place:Little Eaton, Derbyshire, England

NameLittle Eaton
Alt namesDettonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 69
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates52.967°N 1.45°W
Located inDerbyshire, England
See alsoDerby St. Alkmund, Derbyshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Morleston and Litchurch Hundred, Derbyshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Shardlow Rural, Derbyshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1959
South East Derbyshire Rural, Derbyshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1959-1974
Erewash District, Derbyshire, England(Borough of Erewash) administrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Little Eaton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Derbyshire. The population as taken at the 2011 census was 2,430. The name originated from Anglo Saxon times and means "the little town by the water".

It is situated on the former route of the old A61 road (now the B6179), just north of the Derby section of the A38. Since 1974 the village has been part of the Borough of Erewash.

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

Little Eaton was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Derby St. Alkmund in the Morleston and Litchurch Hundred of Derbyshire, England.

It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Shardlow Rural District. In 1959 Shardlow Rural District was abolished and Little Eaton was transferred to the South East Derbyshire Rural District. In 1974 it became part of the non-metropolitan Borough of Erewash.

Research Tips

  • British History Online (Victoria County Histories) does not appear to cover Derbyshire geographically. A History of the County of Derby: Volume 2, edited by William Page is a part-volume covering the religious houses of the county. No further volumes have been found.
  • GENUKI main page for Derbyshire which provides information on various topics covering the whole of the county, and also a link to a list of parishes. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. This is a list of pre-1834 ancient or ecclesiastical parishes but there are suggestions as to how to find parishes set up since then. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and therefore the reader should check additional sources if possible.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date and from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Derbyshire, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72 which often provides brief notes on the economic basis of the settlement and significant occurences through its history.
  • These two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
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