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Higher Walton, Lancashire

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Higher Walton
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All Saints Church, Higher Walton
Higher Walton is located in the Borough of South Ribble
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Higher Walton
Shown within South Ribble
Higher Walton is located in Lancashire
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Location within Lancashire
OS grid referenceSD575275
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPRESTON
Postcode districtPR5
Dialling code01772
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
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53°44′35″N 2°38′38″W / 53.743°N 2.644°W / 53.743; -2.644

Higher Walton is a village in South Ribble, Lancashire, England. It is on the old road between Blackburn and Preston where it crosses the River Darwen. The road, at this point, is now part of the A675. Nearby places include Walton-le-Dale, Coupe Green, and Bamber Bridge.

The main road through the village has a number of shops, including a post office, a bicycle shop and takeaways. The village has two pubs - the Swan and the Mill Tavern. There is a church (All Saints, in the Blackburn diocese of the Church of England)[1] and a primary school in the village.

The M6 motorway passes through the village, west of the centre, and crosses the River Darwen and A675 Higher Walton Road on a 474 feet (144 m)-long bridge that was built as part of the Preston Bypass and opened in 1958.[2]

The village was formerly called Moon's Mill,[3] and developed around a cotton mill in the 19th century.[4]


Higher Walton is in the county of Lancashire. It is part of the district of South Ribble, which is a borough formed in 1974 after the reorganisation of local government in the Local Government Act 1972.[citation needed] It had been part of the township of Walton-le-Dale. In 1877, a local board was formed for the township, which in 1894 became Walton le Dale Urban District.[3][5]

As part of the Samlesbury & Walton ward, Higher Walton is represented on South Ribble Borough Council by two councillors, and as of 2010, both are from the Conservative Party.[6]

Famous residents

The contralto, Kathleen Ferrier (1912–1953) was born in the village.[7]

See also


  1. ^ Blackburn Diocese: LEYLAND Deanery Archived 11 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Harry L. Yeadon (2005). The Motorway Achievement: Building the Network: The North West of England. Chichester, West Sussex: Phillimore & Co. Ltd. p. 17.
  3. ^ a b William Farrer & J Brownbill (editors). A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 6 (1911): Townships: Walton-le-Dale. British History Online. pp. 289–300. Retrieved 26 April 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  4. ^ Higher Walton Books Archived 9 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Walton le Dale UD Lancashire through time: Boundaries of Local Government District". A Vision of Britain Through Time. Retrieved 25 April 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[dead link]
  6. ^ "Member and Committee Information". South Ribble Borough Council. Archived from the original on 14 October 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "OBITUARY:Winifred Ferrier". The Independent. London.[dead link]

External links

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