Walton Summit

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Walton Summit is an industrial area between Clayton Brook and Bamber Bridge, near Preston in Lancashire. It is in the South Ribble district. It is near the M61, M65 and M6 motorways and actually has a bit of single carriageway motorway from the M65/M61 roundabout. Walton Summit has very good road connection because of that. There is also the Lancaster Canal nearby. Walton Summit also consists of the smaller area of Seed Lee.

History[edit]

The area does not have a long industrial past. As late as 1960, the area remained largely rural despite the then recent construction of the Preston by-pass section of the new M6 Motorway.[1] Despite this, the area was important toward the South East near Brindle as the summit of the Lancaster canal's Walton Summit Canal Basin. This southerly stretch of canal was linked with to the northern section at its Preston basin via the Lancaster Canal Tramroad, locally known as 'Old Tram Road'.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lancashire Country Council, 'MARIO: Mapping - (1960s overlay)' [1]
  2. ^ H. Potter, The Last Boat to Walton Summit, Pp. 96-98 (Lancashire Canal Trust, 2008) [2]