The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"AUGHTON, a parish in the hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the S.W. of Ormskirk, its post town. The Leeds and Liverpool canal passes near it on the W., and a little further off is the river Alt. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester, of the value of £830, in the patronage of J. P. Tempest, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. Aughton Hall is the principal residence."