Halton, a village and a parish in Lancashire. The village stands on the river Lnne, and on the Skipton and Lancashire section of the M.R., 2 ½ miles NNE of Lancaster, and has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Lancaster. The parish includes also the chapelry of Aughton. Acreage, 3914 of land and 110 of water; population, 906. 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 harrow 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; gross value, £383 with residence. The church is modern, with an ancient tower, and has a memorial font. The perpetual curacy of Aughton is a separate benefice. An endowed school has £67 yearly.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Halton St. Wilfrid|
|Hundred||Lonsdale south of the Sands|
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Directories & Gazetteers
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Online maps of Halton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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