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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.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Dalton, Lancashire has been known in the past
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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