"EATON, a parish in East Retford district, Notts; on the river Idle and the Great Northern railway, 2 miles SSE of East Retford. Post town, Retford. Acres, 1, 540. Real property, £1, 833. Pop., 184. Houses, 28. The property is divided among a few. Ten manors were here before the Conquest. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Valne, £80. Patron, the Bishop of Manchester. The church is old but good. [John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72]
Eaton is a small village and a parish of about 1,526 acres. It lies 2 miles south of East Retford, 18 miles north of Newark-on-Trent and 140 miles north of London. It stands just east of the River Idle.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the arterial road south out of Retford for two miles.
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