Lathom, township and local government district, Ormskirk par., N. Lancashire, on river Donglas and Leeds and Liverpool Canal, 4 miles NE. of Ormskirk, 8694 ac., pop. 4161. Lathom House, seat of Lord Skelmersdale, occupies the site of the ancient house of Lathom, defended by the Countess of Derby against the Parliamentary forces.
John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)