"MIDDLETON, a township in Lancaster parish, Lancashire; on Morecambe bay, N of the river Lune, 4½ miles WSW of Lancaster. Acres, 1,229. Real property, £1,801. Pop., 182. Houses, 32. Middleton-Tower is the seat of T. Fielden, Esq."
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland
"MIDDLETON, a township in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, county Lancaster, 5 miles S.W. of Lancaster. It is situated near the river Lune, on the coast of Morecambe Bay."