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Egginton, Derbyshire

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Egginton, Derbyshire

Egginton is a village in the local government district of South Derbyshire, England. It is located just off Ryknild Street, otherwise known as the A38, between Derby and Stretton, Burton upon Trent. It is historically a farming community. Due to a historical legal situation, no alcohol is allowed to be sold in the village and hence there is no village pub. In Fishpond Lane there is a row of tenants' cottages, some of which have their windows bricked up, dating back to the days of window-tax.
DistrictSouth Derbyshire
Post townDERBY
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK2628
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01283
Population3,871 (2001)
 

Other names by which Egginton, Derbyshire has been known in the past

Eghintune

Egginton, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Egginton, par., vil., and ry. junc., on border of co. and 10½ miles SW. of Derby, 2289 ac., pop. 408; P.O.; contains Egginton Hall, seat, adjacent to which is Egginton Heath.

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