"LONG EATON, a township and district parish in the parish of Sawley, hundred of Morleston, county Derby, 7½ miles S.W. of Nottingham, and 10 S.E. of Derby, its post town. It is a station on the Midland Counties railway. The village is situated near the Erwash canal. Owing to the greatly increased amount of railway traffic this place has recently much improved, and the village is now lighted with gas."