"LITTLEOVER, a chapelry in the parish of Mickleover, hundred of Morlaston, county Derby, 2 miles S.W. of Derby, its post town. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage* of Mickleover, in the diocese of Lichfield. The chapel contains a marble monument to one of the Harpur family. A short distance from the village is situated the county lunatic asylum, on an elevated spot from which there is an extensive prospect."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
The village now functiuons as a suburb of Derby city and lies 3 miles south of the city centre.