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HALTON, a village and a parish in Lancaster district, Lancashire. The village stands on the river Lune, and on the Lancaster and Leeds railway, 2½ miles NNE of Lancaster; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Lancaster. The parish includes also the chapelry of Aughton. Acres, 3,738. Real property, £1,520. Pop., 670. Houses, 130. The property is much subdivided. Halton Hall is a chief residence. Coins of Canute, now in the British museum, were found, in 1815, on Halton moor; vestiges of a Roman camp and an ancient barrow are near the church; and remains of a Roman altar were found at the camp. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £479. Patron, J. Hastings, Esq. The church is modern, with an ancient tower; and has a memorial font. The p. curacy of Aughton is a separate benefice. An endowed school has £15; and other charities have £68.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)


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Civil Registration

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "HALTON, a parish in the hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, county Lancaster, 3 miles N.E. of Lancaster. It is situated on the N. bank of the river Lune, and includes the chapelry of Aughton. The village is small, and the inhabitants chiefly engaged in agriculture. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £480. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester, value £479. The church is ancient. The parochial charities consist of a bequest by Thomas Withers in 1747, for the purposes of education, now producing £15 per annum. R. F. Bradshaw, Esq., is lord of the manor, and chief landowner."

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Historical Geography

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Halton was in the Peculiar of the Manor of Halton. The records of the Peculiar of Halton are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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