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

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NameWalton (near Wakefield)
TypeVillage
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 in the county of West Yorkshire, England, 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. Nearby, the site of the now demolished Sharlston West colliery, has been transformed into another nature reserve. Large lakes were constructed when the reserve was landscaped in the mid-1990s and the excavated earth was then used to cover the colliery's vast spoil heaps. The village also contains a small park, a tennis club, football and rugby pitches, a newly renovated public house and a sports and social club.

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