Population: 2738 Grid Reference: SD532645 Co-ordinates: 54.074,-2.716


The A683 in Caton

Large village about three miles (5km) to the east of Lancaster.  Caton-with-Littledale to give it it's full name is a civil parish in the City of Lancaster.  The main A683 road runs through the village not far from Junction 34 on the M6 Motorway.  The large haulage company, S.J. Bargh was based in Caton before relocating to Caton Road in Lancaster.  Their lorries can now be seen throughout the United Kingdom.
A curious feature in Caton is the Caton (or Druid's) Oak which stands atop the Fish Stones.  The remains of the tree is now reinforced by a metal support which was erected in 1998.  The tree was used by the monks of Cockersand Abbey to display salmon for sale in medieval times.
There are two pubs in Caton, The Ship Inn and the Station.  Nearby Littledale has the Black Bull.  The main shop is the Co-Op Food store and there is a garage.  Church services take place at Caton Methodist Church and Caton Baptist Church.
Nearby is the Crook O'Lune where there is a picnic site and a caravan park.
Duke Street

War Memorial
Low Street

Caton Oak and the Fish Stones
Punchbowl Inn

Ship Inn