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Eckington is a small town located in the north east location of Derbyshire, close to the border with South Yorkshire. Despite its small size, it is a thriving community with a rich history and a strong sense of local pride.

The town's history of Eckington dates back to at least the 11th century, when it was recorded in the Domesday Book as the settlement of "Echintune". Over the centuries, it grew from a small farming community into a bustling industrial town, with coal mining and iron-working playing a major role in its development.

Today, Eckington is a pleasant residential town with a variety of shops, restaurants, and other amenities. It has a population of around 9,000 people, and is part of the Sheffield City Region.

One of the town's most notable landmarks is the Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, which dates back to the 12th century. It is a beautiful example of medieval architecture, with many interesting features including a Norman doorway, a 14th-century font, and a 15th-century tower. The church is also home to a number of important historical artifacts, including a 14th-century effigy of a knight, and a 17th-century pulpit.

Another important historical site in Eckington is the former colliery site, which is now home to the Eckington Business Centre. The site was in operation from the late 19th century until the early 1990s, and was one of the largest coal mines in the region. Today, the business centre provides office space and other facilities for local businesses, and is an important part of the town's economy.

Eckington is also known for its beautiful countryside, which surrounds the town on all sides. There are many lovely walking and cycling routes in the area, including the Trans-Pennine Trail which passes through the town. The nearby Moss Valley is also a popular destination for walkers, with its picturesque countryside and abundance of wildlife.

In terms of local amenities, Eckington has a wide range of shops, cafes, and restaurants to choose from. There are several supermarkets in the town including the large Co-Op, Aldi, and not forgetting Job Lots, as well as a number of independent retailers and specialist shops. The town also has a library, a leisure centre with gym and swimming pool, and a variety of community facilities, including a community centre and a youth centre.

Eckington is also well-connected to the wider region, with good transport links to Sheffield, Chesterfield, Bakewell, Buxton, Matlock, and beyond. The town is served by several bus routes, and is close to major roads including the M1, A1, and the A61.

Overall, Eckington is a charming and welcoming town with a rich history and a strong sense of community spirit. Its combination of historical landmarks, beautiful countryside, and modern amenities make it an attractive place to live, work, and visit. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or simply a friendly local community, Eckington is well worth a visit.

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Hopkinson Waste

Eckington Road, Staveley Lane, Chesterfield, S43 3YQ     Tel: 01246 430080