Man-made fishing pond, Larton
 Larton shown within Merseyside
OS grid referenceSJ238871
    London  181 mi (291 km)[1] SE
Metropolitan boroughWirral
Metropolitan county Merseyside
RegionNorth West
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town WIRRAL
Postcode district CH48
Dialling code 0151
ISO 3166 code GB-WRL
Police Merseyside
Fire Merseyside
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK ParliamentWirral West
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Coordinates: 53°22′26″N 3°08′49″W / 53.374°N 3.147°W / 53.374; -3.147

Larton is a hamlet, located next to Frankby and near to West Kirby, on the Wirral Peninsula, England. The name is of Viking origin, deriving from the Old Norse Leir-tun, meaning 'clay farmstead'.[2] Larton was formerly part of Newton-cum-Larton, in the West Kirby parish of the Wirral Hundred. Its population was 49 in 1801 and 44 in 1851.[3]

Today, Newton is again regarded as a separate entity from Larton and is a district of West Kirby. Larton is now part of the Frankby parish, containing the majority of the population of the former township. Larton's name remains in geographical use with the Larton Livery riding school, Larton Farm and a "state of the art" veterinary surgery.


Larton lies on the western side of the Wirral Peninsula, approximately 3.5 km (2.2 mi) south-east of the Irish Sea at Hoylake, 2.5 km (1.6 mi) north-east of the Dee Estuary at West Kirby and about 9 km (5.6 mi) west-south-west of the River Mersey at Seacombe. The hamlet is situated at an elevation of about 20 m (66 ft) above sea level.[4]

To the immediate north of Larton is the site of RAF West Kirby. Newton Brook joins with Greasby Brook to the north-east of the hamlet.


  1. "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. Sulley, Philip (1889), The Wirral Hundred
  3. Cheshire Towns & Parishes: Newton-cum-Larton, GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy, retrieved 19 August 2007
  4. "SRTM & Ordnance Survey Elevation Data in PHP". Retrieved 1 November 2016.
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