DALTON, a township in Wigan parish, Lancashire; near the Leeds and Liverpool canal, and the Southport and Wigan railway, 5½ miles WNW of Wigan. Acres, 2,090. Real property, £3,747; of which £100 are in mines. Pop., 453. Houses, 82.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"DALTON, a township in the parish of Wigan, hundred of West Derby, in the county of Lancaster, 5½ miles W. of Wigan, and 1½ mile from Newburgh railway station. There is a National school for both sexes. The land is equally divided between pasture and arable, with 50 acres of woodland. The village is considerable."
In 1835 Dalton was a township in the parish of Wigan.
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