In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Long Eaton like this:
EATON (Long), a township-chapelry in Sawley parish, Derby; at the verge of the county, on the Erewash river and canal, and on the Erewash Valley railway, 8 miles SW by W of Nottingham. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Nottingham. Real property, £6, 827; of which £100 are in gas-works. ...
Pop. in 1851, 933; in 1861, 1, 551. Houses, 336. The increase of population arose from the erection of steam factories, and the facilities of railway communication. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300.* Patron, the Bishop of L. The church is old; and there are three dissenting chapels.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Long Eaton, in Erewash and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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