HUTTON, a township, in the parish of Penwortham, union of Preston, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 4 miles (S. W. by W.) from Preston; containing 563 inhabitants. By an inspeximus, 7th and 8th of Richard II., reciting various charters of the abbey of St. Mary, Cockersand, it appears that Helias, the son of Roger de Hoton, had at a very distant period granted to that house three carucates of land in "Hottun," in "Leylondeschire," that is, of the whole town of Hottun, without any reservation. The abbey and great part of its possessions were sold by Henry VIII. to John Ketchyng. The township comprises 2073a. 2r. 13p., of which about one-third are arable, and two-thirds pasture, with some wood. The road from Preston to Ormskirk passes through. Hutton Hall, built in the 17th century, is the residence of the Rev. Robert Atherton Rawstorne, M.A. The free grammar school of Penwortham is situated here.