Long Eaton Township Heritage Initiative

'At the start of the Victorian era Long Eaton was an agricultural village of 750 people where a few of the farmers supplemented their income by manufacturing lace. The construction of the Midland Counties Railway in 1839 and the building of the Erewash Valley railway line in 1847 created a focus of railway communications. By 1850 a railway wagon manufactory was in operation and Toton sidings were being developed to deliver Erewash Valley coal. From this time expansion was rapid as the embryo lace industry flourished and grew ...'

Distance (miles)
2
Starting from
Long Eaton Town Hall, , Erewash
Type of Walk
Overview

'To celebrate the final phase of the Long Eaton Townscape Heritage Initiative, the Council has produced a self-guided walk booklet so that residents and visitors can follow a route to see some of the town's historic buildings – including properties that have been repaired through the THI project.'

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