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Little Eaton, Derbyshire

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Little Eaton, Derbyshire

Little Eaton is a village in the English county of Derbyshire. The name originated from Anglo Saxon times and means the little town by the water. It is situated on the former route of the old A61, just north of the Derby section of the A38. At the southern exit to the village from the A38, there used to be a Little Chef which closed in early 2012. Since 1974 the village has been part of the Borough of Erewash.
DistrictErewash
Post townDERBY
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK3641
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01332
Population2,060
 

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

Eaton ~ Eaton Little

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

Eaton, Little, township and vil. with ry. sta., St Alkmund par., S. Derbyshire, on Little Eaton Canal, 2½ miles N. of Derby, 490 ac., pop. 946; P.O.

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