Market Street, Dalton-in-Furness
Dalton-in-Furness shown within Cumbria
Population 8,394 (2001) OS grid reference Parish Dalton Town with Newton District Barrow-in-Furness Shire county Cumbria Region North West Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town DALTON-IN-FURNESS Postcode district LA15 Dialling code 01229 Police Cumbria Fire Cumbria Ambulance North West EU Parliament North West England UK Parliament Barrow and Furness List of places: UK • England • Cumbria
Dalton is mentioned in the Domesday Book, written as "Daltune" as one of the townships forming the Manor of Hougun held by Earl Tostig. Historically, it was the capital of Furness. 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.
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 motorway to 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.
Girls' and women's football in the town is provided by Dalton Girls and Ladies F.C. who have junior and open age teams competing in a various cumbrian leagues.
There is also a junior football club, Dalton Junior F.C. who provide mini league football (under 8s, under 9s and under 10s); Dalton JFC currently plays on Dowdales School fields.
Dalton Rugby League Football Club is located at the entrance to the town on Crooklands Brow. Currently in the second division of the North West Counties League. Their ground was recently renamed Kelland Park, in memory of Dalton rugby league stalwart, Ivor Kelland.
Dalton Cricket Club plays in the North Lancs. & Cumbria Cricket League. Dalton won the first organized cricket match played in Furness, beating Barrow. The Cricket Club also has many junior sides, such as The Under 11's & Under 13's.
Dowdales School is the town's secondary school with approximately 1,017 pupils. The school does not have a sixth form, but pupils transfer either to the Sixth Form College in Barrow, or to Barrow and Kendal Colleges of Further Education.
There are four primary schools in the town, Chapel Street School, George Romney Junior School, Dalton St Mary's Church of England Primary School and Our Lady of The Rosary Catholic School.
As well as being quarter of an hour from the famous English Lake District, Dalton has a number of tourist attractions within its borders:
Dalton is twinned with:
- Dalton, Pennsylvania, USA (near Scranton) Dalton is also twinned with a small town in Iceland.[clarification needed]
Dalton was the birthplace and early home of George Romney in the 1700s, birthplace of award-winning artist Richard T. Slone and the town in which Sky News presenter Steve Dixon and Turner Prize winner Keith Tyson grew up and attended school.
- Battye, Rock (2006), Dalton-in-Furness : mediaeval capital to mining community, Pinner: Cumbrian Railways Association, ISBN 0954023242
- Dalton-in-Furness Online
- South Lakes Wild Animal Park
- Dalton Junior FC
- Dalton with Newton Town Council
- Dowdales School
- St Mary's Church of England School
Ceremonial county of Cumbria Boroughs or districts Major settlements
- Cleator Moor
- Kirkby Lonsdale
- Kirkby Stephen
See also: List of civil parishes in Cumbria
Topics Districts and Wards of the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness Main Settlements Districts Wards
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