"ECKINGTON is a populous village and township, in the parish of its name, and hundred of Scarsdale; the village is situate seven miles N.E. from Chesterfield, the like distance S.E. from Sheffield, and three N. from Staveley. The lands of this parish are chiefly appropriated to agriculture; in some of the townships scythes and sickles are manufactured in considerable quantities, and nails, in the village, but not so extensively."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
The parish covered 6,934 acres in 1857. The following places are in the parish:
- The hamlet of Mosborough one mile north of Eckington village. It had been a Roman settlement.
- The hamlet of Renishaw two miles east, across the river Rother. An Anglican church was built here in 1908
- The hamlet of Spink Hill 2 miles east. A mission Catholic Chapel stood here, as did a Catholic Jesuit College.
- The hamlet of Troway 2.5 miles west of Eckington village. Troway had a colliery in 1912.
Eckington has a "bus station" (a mild exaggeration) on Pinfold Street. Richard VINCE has a photograph of the Bus Station on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2017.
The parish is bounded on the east by the river Rother, with Yorkshire to the north.
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