Situated 7 miles north of
Chesterfield, the name Eckington is of Saxon
origin, meaning the township of Ecca. A long
sprawling village, with typical postcard scenes of
its manor houses and cottages built of the local
The main street through the village is just over a mile long. The parish church of St Peter and St Paul is of exceptional architectural interest, dating back from the year 1100 and still retains the original Norman doorway. A market is held each Friday on pedestrianised Market Street, The Civic Centre is widely used for many different functions and activities and stands beside the swimming pool and library.
Many pathways for visitors to enjoy lead to the surrounding villages and through the wooded valley of the river Moss (a tributary of the Pother). Eckington now rich in wildlife, was once a centre of industry, evidence of which can still be seen today.