Litton

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Litton is a small village lying 2km East of Tideswell. It is situated in a picturesque area just to the east of Tideswell and the eastern end of the village overlooks Tansley Dale and Ravensdale, a National Nature Reserve. It is a popular area for walkers.

Litton's derivation is as the historical seat of the Lytton family, who settled here shortly after the Norman conquest. Sir Gilbert de Lytton accompanied Richard III on the crusades and his descendants held many sovereign positions including Sir Rowland de Lytton, who served Elizabeth I. Subsequent to the Lyttons the land passed down through the Alsop, Bagshawe, Upton and Statham families as well as Lord Scarsdale.

Litton
Litton
Originally a lead-miners' village, Litton mostly comprises small cottages, though there are some fine large houses and several old buildings, including one house dating from 1639. In the eighteenth century it had a flourishing stocking making industry. There is a village green with an ancient cross and a pair of stocks. In Litton Dale the remnants of an ancient medieval field system, with long narrow fields, may still be seen.

There is a pub, the Red Lion, and a small shop. Litton has a well dressing in late June.


 

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Tideswell Church
0 - Tideswell Church
Tideswell Church in snow
1 - Tideswell Church in snow
Tideswell Church - the tomb of Thurstan de Bower
2 - Tideswell Church - the tomb of Thurstan de Bower
Tideswell Church - carving by Advent Hunstone
3 - Tideswell Church - carving by Advent Hunstone
Tideswell Church - medieval womens graves
4 - Tideswell Church - medieval womens graves
Litton
5 - Litton
Litton village green
6 - Litton village green
Cressbrook Dale
7 - Cressbrook Dale
Litton - traditional dancing in Wakes week
8 - Litton - traditional dancing in Wakes week
Litton - Tansley Dale flowers
9 - Litton - Tansley Dale flowers
Litton - Tansley Dale walls
10 - Litton - Tansley Dale walls
Tideswell
11 - Tideswell
Cressbrook Dale - view of Peter's Stone
12 - Cressbrook Dale - view of Peter's Stone

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