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Eckington, Derbyshire

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Eckington, Derbyshire

Eckington is a town in North East Derbyshire, 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Chesterfield and 8.5 miles (14 km) southeast of Sheffield on the border with South Yorkshire. It lies on the B6052 and B6056 roads close to the A6135 for Sheffield and Junction 30 of the M1. It has a population of 11,152.
DistrictNorth East Derbyshire
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK4279
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01246

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

Ackington ~ Echintune

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

Eckington.-- par. and vil. with ry. sta., E. Derbyshire, on river Rother, 6 miles SE. of Sheffield, 7125 ac. (45 water), pop. 11,094; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank.

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