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Dalton, Lancashire

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Dalton, Lancashire

Dalton is a village and civil parish in West Lancashire, near Skelmersdale and south of the River Douglas. Dalton was listed in the Domesday Book, and soon after the Norman conquest became part of the Barony of Manchester. It remained part of the Manchester fee as late as 1733. Dalton has a population of 348. The local landscape is dominated by Ashurst Hill, which rises 570 feet above sea level and is crowned by Ashurst's Beacon.
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD4908
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
 

Other names by which Dalton, Lancashire has been known in the past

Daltun

Dalton, Lancashire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dalton, township, in par. and 5½ miles NW. of Wigan, SW. Lancashire, 2104 ac., pop. 494; contains Dalton Grange.

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