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"EATON, a township in the parish of ECCLESTON, lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 3¾ miles (S.) from Chester, containing 66 inhabitants. It is situated on the river, Dee, near which stands Eaton Abbey, the princely residence of Earl Grosvenor, which within the last eight years has been considerably enlarged and beautified." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
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