"EGGINTON, (or Eggington) a parish in the hundred of Morleston, county Derby, 4 miles N.E. of Burton-on-Trent, its post town. It is situated near the old Roman highway Icknield Street, and within a short distance of the Willington station, on the W. branch of the Midland Counties railway. In Domesday Book it is written Eghintune, and is there described as having a church, a priest, a mill, and six farmers. The rivers Dove and Trent and the Grand Trunk canal pass through the parish."