- "DALTON-IN-FURNESS, a parish, township, and market town in the hundred of Lonsdale North of the Sands, in the N. division of the county of Lancaster, 16 miles N.W. of Lancaster, and 5 S.W. of Ulverston. It is situated near Furness Abbey and Morecombe Bay, and was the capital of Furness.
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Modern CP of Dalton Town with Newton, established 1987, covers much of earlier division of Dalton Proper, together with Newton, which was formerly part of Yarlside quarter.
Modern CP of Askam and Ireleth, established 1987, covers approximately same area as former township of Ireleth.
Modern CP of same name covers much of former township, though western boundary does not coincide with historic boundary with Ireleth and Dalton Proper.
DALTON-IN-FURNESS, a small town, a parish, and a sub-district in Ulverstone district, Lancashire. The town stands on the Furness railway, 1½ mile N of Furness abbey, and 5 SW of Ulverstone; is an ancient place, long the capital of Lower-Furness; consists of one street, spacious, antique, picturesque, and improved; and has a head post office, designated Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire, a railway station, a chief inn, an ancient tower, a parish church, a Wesleyan chapel, and a free school.
THE TOWN of DALTON is pleasantly situated on a gentle acclivity about 4 1/2 miles to the north of Barrow, and 1 1/2 miles from the venerable ruins of Furness Abbey. The name Dalton which signifies the ' town in the dale' was no doubt conferred upon it in consequence of its situation. The town consists of one principal street, and several others ...
The ancient parish of Dalton covered the area which is now occupied by the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness. The town is now in the civil parish of Dalton Town with Newton. Historically a part of Lancashire, the town is associated with a number of famous artists, including George Romney. Dalton Community Association (DCA) is a registered Charity No ...
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Dalton is mentioned in the Domesday Book, written as "Daltune" as one of the townships forming the 'Manor of Hougun' held before the Conquest by Earl Tostig. Historically, it was the capital of Furness. The ancient parish of Dalton covered a vey wide area, including the lands where Barrow-in-Furnessnow stands. In 1614 Margaret Askew was born in Dalton. Later known by her married name of Margaret Fell or Margaret Fox, she founded the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Known popularly as the "mother of Quakerism," she is considered one of the Valiant Sixty early Quaker preachers and missionaries. She died on 23 April 1702 at age 87 or 88. The town is associated with a number of famous artists, including George Romney.
The town is situated near the centre of Low Furness, on the eastern crest of a glaciated valley which runs obliquely across the peninsula. Just over a mile to the south lie the ruins of Furness Abbey, and four miles to the south west is the nearest major town, Barrow-in-Furness. The area is generally reached by the A590, the link road from the M6 motorwayto the Furness region, which now by-passes the town, reducing the traffic flow, and enabling traffic calming measures which have proved to be rather controversial. Dalton railway station, which serves the town, is located on the Furness Line, giving connections to Barrow, Ulverston, Grange-over-Sands and Lancaster. Also there are longer distance services to Preston and Manchester.
Dalton with Newton Town Council was the first corporate member of the Friends of Real Lancashire, an organisation dedicated to recognising the traditional county boundaries of Lancashire.Cricket: Dalton Cricket ClubFootball:Rugby: Dalton Rugby League Football Club
As well as being quarter of an hour from the Lake District, Dalton has a number of tourist attractions within its borders: 1. Dalton Castle(National Trust) 2. South Lakes Safari Zoo
Dalton is the ancient and historic capital of Furness and has approximately 8,000 residents. With local government reorganisation in 1974 Dalton became part of South Lakeland District Council. Dalton with Newton Town Council was established in 1987 to serve the population of Dalton and Newton and has 10 elected members.
Nov 11, 2018 · Dalton-in-Furness is a small town of 8,125 people,  north east of Barrow-in-Furness, in Cumbria, England. It is the second largest settlement in the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness after Barrow itself and is most noted for being the location of South Lakes Safari Zoo.
Photo of Dalton-in-Furness, Town Hall 1966, from The Francis Frith Collection