The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"LOWTON, a township and chapelry in the parish of Winwick, hundred of West Derby, county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles S.W. of Leigh, and 7 N. of Warrington, its post town. The Golborne station, on the London and North-Western line of railway, is about 1 mile from the village. Cotton spinning is carried on. The land is chiefly in meadow and pasture, with some arable and woodland. The tithes hate been commuted for a rdnt-charge of £95. The living is a rectory in the diocece of Chester. The church, dedicated to St. Luke, is an ancient edifice. There is also the district church of St. Mary, a perpetual curacy value £127. The parochial endowments produce about £50 per annum. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel. There is a school partly endowed for boys and girls. Byrom Hall and Lowton Hall, formerly seats, are now farms."