Haighton, or High Town

HAIGHTON, or High Town, a township, in the parish and union of Preston, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles (N. N. E.) from Preston; containing 212 inhabitants. By the inquisitions in the Duchy of Lancaster office, this place appears to have been held, as it is at present, by several proprietors. An ancient building here, called Haighton House, was occupied in the last century by a gentleman named Haighton, doubtless the representative of the local family. The township comprises 1054a. 1r. 25p., of which 730 acres are pasture, 191 meadow, 98 arable, and 22 wood; and occupies high ground, with a beautiful valley by the side of the river Savick: this river takes its rise at Longridge, separates the township from Fulwood, and empties itself into the Ribble at Clifton. Haighton House is now the property and residence of J. F. Anderton, Esq., and Haighton-Green House the property of Richard Newsham, Esq. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £70, and the vicarial for £4. 5.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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