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Walton, Wakefield

Walton is a village and civil parish in the county of West Yorkshire, England, 3.5 miles south-east of Wakefield. It has a population of 3,377. The village lies on the Barnsley Canal and is home to Walton Hall, once the residence of Charles Waterton, the naturalist and explorer who, in 1820, transformed the grounds of the Walton Hall estate into England's first nature reserve. Nearby, the site of the now demolished Sharlston West colliery, has been transformed into another nature reserve.
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE3517
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire

Walton, Wakefield in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Walton, township and vil. (ry. sta. Sandal and Walton), Sandal Magna par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire - par., 1824 ac., pop. 621; vil., 3 miles SE. of Wakefield; P.O.; Walton Hall, seat, is 1 mile from the sta., and contains a fine museum open to the public.

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