Dalton derives from the old Saxon term meaning 'the enclosed homestead in the valley' and 'Piercy' stems from the 13th century when Adam De Brus II bestowed the manor of Dalton to his daughter Isabel on her marriage to Henry De Percy. The village now boasts a unique sculpted seat designed by sculptor David Gross. If you fancy a stroll enjoy the circular 4 mile route which takes you through Summerhill, Brieton and Dalton Piercy. Areas around Dalton Piercy are particularly scenic with Dalton Beck and the rambling hedgerows and Dog Rose, which is sometimes described as the 'Wild Rose of Summer' and is celebrated in song and verse. Traditionally the hips were harvested for rose hip cordial, syrup or wine, rose hip being a good source of Vitamin C.