"LITTLE EATON is a chapelry and village, in that part of the parish of St. Alkmund which is in the hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, rather more than one mile from Duffield. Here are many valuable collieries and productive stone quarries; bleaching grounds, belonging to Messrs. Smith & Sons, and machine-paper works of Messrs. Tempest & Son; there are, besides, malting concerns, and corn-mills on the Derwent river."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
The parish covers only 530 acres and a small stream called "Bottlebrook" runs through the village.
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This place was an ancient Chapelry in Derby parish in Derby county and it was incorporated as a modern Civil parish in December, 1866.
This parish was in the ancient Morleston and Litchurch Hundred (or Wapentake).
You may contact the local Little Eaton Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed or funded to provide family history searches. Their web site does give access to information about local clubs and the village hall. At last check (2012), the local history page was incomplete.