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Welcome to the Walton le Dale village web site. This site was developed as a guide to the facilities of the Walton le Dale area, originally in 2000. There are details on this site, or links to other sites, which provide access to useful public information. Please feel free to navigate through the Walton le Dale pages on local Business, Community projects, FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), local History, useful Information & News to see what items of interest you can find.

About Walton le Dale

The village of Walton le Dale (Walton-le-Dale) is in South Ribble Borough, Lancashire, England. It is positioned on the south bank of the River Ribble, and the south side of the city of Preston, adjacent to (the North of) Bamber Bridge.  More About Walton le Dale…

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The village of Walton le Dale (also known as Walton-le-Dale) lies to the south of a major bridging point of the River Ribble, near the city of Preston. The village of Walton le Dale’s early beginnings were founded on its strategic location.  More About Walton le Dale…


Walton-le-Dale is a primarily residential suburb to the south of the city of Preston, Lancashire, England. It is located to the south east of Preston, adjacent to Bamber Bridge.

The church of St Leonard, situated on an eminence to the east of the town, was originally erected in the 11th century. The earliest portions of the present building are the Perpendicular chancel and tower, the nave having been rebuilt in 1798, while the transepts were erected in 1816. There are a number of interesting old brasses and monuments. Cotton-spinning is carried on, and there are market gardens in the vicinity. Roman remains have been found in Walton le Dale, and there was perhaps a roadside post on the site. The manor of Walton was granted by Henry de Lacy about 1130 to Robert Banastre. It afterwards passed by marriage to the Langtons, and about 1592 to the Hoghtons of Hoghton.

Walton was the principal scene of the great battle of Preston, fought on the 17th of August 1648 between Cromwell and the duke of Hamilton.

In 1701 the duke of Norfolk, the earl of Derwentwater and other Jacobites incorporated the town by the style of the mayor and corporation of the ancient borough of Walton. In 1715 the passage of the Ribble was bravely defended against the Jacobites by Parson Woods and his parishioners of Atherton.

This section incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica, which is in the public domain.

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