What's on in Eaton

The Eaton History Archive

We are building a record of the history of Eaton and need your help. If you have any documents, photographs, artifacts or records relating to Eaton - we'd love to hear from you. For more information

Eaton - view from the churchyard

Eaton is a village and civil parish in Leicestershire, England. It is situated in the Vale of Belvoir and its current population is about 900 people. The population at the 2011 census (including Eastwell and Goadby Marwood) was 648. Eaton has a church, a village hall, a public house called “The Castle”, a children’s park and a new village shop. The civil parish includes nearby Eastwell, which is to the west of the village.

Nature around Eaton

The land surrounding Eaton has at least ten known springs and is the source of the River Devon. It is full of sandstone and in the past a large quarry was formed outside the village. The quarry has since become a woodland area. The land is also full of iron ore and was a famous source of iron during the 1800s, supplying two local iron works by rail via “The Eaton Branch” from around 1885 to 1958. The railway bridge under which the iron was transported is still in Eaton today.

Buildings in Eaton

The church in Eaton is Saint Denys Church, a Norman church which dates back to the 12th century. The public house in Eaton is “The Castle”, which serves food and is also a registered campsite. It is also probably one of the only pubs in England to have a village shop built on the side of it. Eaton also has a village hall which was built in 1952.

Eaton Parish Council

Eaton Parish Council covers the ironstone villages Eastwell, Goadby Marwood and Eaton. The villages are served by 6 Parish Councillors in total, four serving Eaton, and two serving Eastwell and Goadby Marwood. There is currently a vacancy for a councillor.


The next Parish Council will be on November 9th at 7.30 by Zoom. Details of how to join the meeting will be published later.

Public participation is 7.30 - 7.40

Click on arrow for Zoom meeting information


Agendas and minutes of past Parish Council meetings can be found here.

The next meeting's agenda can also be found here.

Glass Buildings

For the latest planning information visit Melton Borough Council website.

Specific planning application within the parish can be found on the planning page.


Contact details for the Parish Clerk and Councillors

Financial Information

Details can be found here