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Long Eaton



  • The parish opened a cemetery of 6 acres in 1884.
  • Long Eaton Cemetery accepted its first burial in 1884 and was finally closed to new burials in 1998. There is still room for ashes interments and burials in existing graves.
  • The cemetery is under the administration of the Burial Board of the Erewash Borough Council.
  • Long Eaton Cemetery Records 1884-1997 are held at the DRO on film No 677-678.
  • David LALLY has a photograph of the mortuary chapel on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2007.



  • The parish was in the Stapleford sub-district of the Shardlow Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2492
1891 R.G. 12 / 2723 & 2724


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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Lawrence (also seen as "Laurence").
  • Local legend dates the church to the 11 century, but it appears to be an 12th century construct..
  • The church was repaired in 1831.
  • The church seats 250.
  • The church is a Grade II structure with British Heritage.
  • David HALLAM-JONES has a photograph of St. Laurence Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2013.

Church Records

  • The Derbyshire Record Office reference D3400 has deposited registers: Bapt 1813-2000, Mar. 1838-1997, Burials 1839-1882, Banns 1945-1948, 1958-1966.
  • The London Family History Centre has the Bishop's Transcripts on Microfilm 0498098 item 2 for Baptisms 1817-1828 and 1830-1839.
  • We have a pop-up window of a partial extract of Parish Register burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1830. This chapel was passed on to the Reformist Methodists after the Wesleyans built a new chapel.
  • The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here in 1854.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Stapleford sub-district of the Shardlow Registration District.

Description and Travel

"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."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

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Historical Geography

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  • The Erewash Steam Fair is held, usually each year, in West Park in this parish.

Military History

  • During WWI, the Red Cross set up a hospital at the Trent College site.
  • David LALLY has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2007.

Military Records


Names, Personal


Politics and Government

  • This parish was in the ancient Morleston and Litchurch Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • Long Eaton was incorporated from part of Sawley Civil Parish as its own Civil Parish in December, 1866. It covered 2,100 acres in 1881.
  • In October, 1921, this parish gained 99 acres from Sandiacre Civil Parish and 1,125 acres from Sawley and Wilsthorpe Civil Parish.
  • In April, 1934, this parish gained 236 acres when Sawley and Wilsthorpe Civil Parish was abolished.
  • There has, over time, been a great deal of pressure to move Long Eaton into Nottingham county, but the residents are mostly happy with being in Derbyshire.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Derby petty session hearings, held here on alternate Tuesdays in Zion Hall.
  • In 1786, John HOWITT gave £20 toward the poor of the parish. In 1856, this generated 20 shillings per year which was spread amongst the poor of the parish.
  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Shardlow Poorlaw Union.


  • A National School was built and opened here in 1826.