Higher Walton is part of the Walton settlement which stands right next to Stockton Heath. Walton shares the same council ward with Stretton and Hatton.
Walton consists of Higher Walton and Lower Walton. The Higher Walton is situated in the southwest direction of lower Walton and it is where the Walton hall is located. The hall and it’s neighboring gardens were properties belonging to the Greenall family in times past but the Warrington Borough Council purchased them from the family in 1941 and it has since been converted into a golf course and a zoo.
There is an annual church parade usually done by the Walton citizens in collaboration with their counterparts from Stockton Heath. The closest school to Walton ave Bridgewater High school and Stockton Heath Primary.
The word Walton come from the root word Wealas which is a word of Celtic origin. It means farmstead or settlement and it was the word that Anglo Saxons used when referring to the English people at that time. It is believed that Wealas (English settlers) were not disturbed by the Germanic settlers who took over a large portion of England. They managed to retain their land ever since the Romans left.
It is also believed that the Wealas abandoned their Celtic language and adopted that of the new people for two reasons. Firstly it is either they adopted the language so that they could rise up to social ladder and the second scenario is that they might have been forced to do it.
Historically, the Higher Walton area was the scene where two trains had a head-on collision with each other in June 29 1867, where 8 victims of the accident were reported dead and many other sustained varying degree of injuries.
Starting at Walton Xmas Trees & Nursery located at Chester Rd, Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 6TJ, United Kingdom, head Eastward via Walton Lea road to Myerscough College – Warrington Campus located at Walton Lea Rd, Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 6SN, United Kingdom.
From Myerscough College – Warrington Campus head southwest to Cycle Museum located at Walton Lea Rd, Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 6SN, United Kingdom.
From Cycle Museum head Southwest via chester road to Bennett’s Farm Shop located at Hollyhedge Farm, Holly Hedge Ln, Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 5QP, United Kingdom
From Bennett’s Farm shop, head North west through Bellhouse ln and Holly hedge ln to Springfield Bus and Coach / Howards Travel Group located at Bellhouse Farm, Bellhouse Ln, Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 6TR, United Kingdom.
From Springfield Bus and Coach / Howards Travel Group, head Eastward via Chester road to Walton Xmas Trees & Nursery located at Chester Rd, Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 6TJ, United Kingdom.