Lynton, Western Australia
|Location||40 km (25 mi) NW of Northampton|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Northampton|
|State electorate(s)||North West|
Captain H.A. Sanford built a residence in the area in 1853 and the name of his property was Lynton, the nearby townsite was gazetted in 1864 using the same name. The origin of the name is unknown.
The nearby townsire of Pakington, near Gregory was gazetted in the same year. All of the towns were built to support the Murchison mining industry with its convict labour system, but very little development ever occurred. The Lynton Convict Depot operated near to the present townsite.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2011-03-12.