Place:Walton (near Wakefield), West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameWalton (near Wakefield)
Coordinates53.65°N 1.4609°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoWakefield Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part until 1974
Wakefield (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
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Walton is a village and civil parish since 1974 in the county of West Yorkshire, England but formerly in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 3.5 miles south-east of Wakefield. It has a population of 3,377.

The village lies on the Barnsley Canal and is home to Walton Hall, once the residence of Charles Waterton, the naturalist and explorer who, in 1820, transformed the grounds of the Walton Hall estate into England's first nature reserve.

Walton was the site of the small colliery, originally named Sharlston West and later renamed simply Walton. It was also been transformed into another nature reserve in the mid-1990s.

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