"LITTON, a hamlet in the parish of Tideswell, hundred of High Peak, county Derby, 1 mile S.E. of Tideswell, and 6 miles N.W. of Bakewell. It lies in the Dale of Litton Frith, near Monsal Dale. There are lead mines, in which some of the people are employed, but the neighbourhood is chiefly agricultural. Many of the females are engaged in stocking knitting. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have places of worship. There are a few small charities. This was the birth-place in 1628 of William Bagshaw, the celebrated Nonconformist divine called the “Apostle of the Peak”."