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View from Aughton, looking towards Argleton.

Argleton is a place name of a village that does not really exist. It is a phantom settlement that was shown on Google Maps.[1] It was located in the parish of Aughton, Lancashire. An employee of Edge Hill University noticed this in 2008, and could show that at the location, there are only empty fields.


  1. Leo Hickman (2 November 2009). "Welcome to Argleton, the town that doesn't exist". The Guardian UK website: technology. Retrieved 22 May 2014.