So why does Google display this village - which I'll point out now, categorically does not exist - and other mapping services don't?
Some believe that the added name is due to a measure to prevent copyright violations, but Tele Atlas provide the imaging and name data and have said they provide accurate information and Google deny that they have altered it in any way. It seems in this area, Google Maps is the looking glass to external information.
Mike Nolan, head of web services at Edge Hill University, wrote:
"I grew up in the area and spotted on the map one day that it said 'Argleton'," he says. "But it's just a farmer's field close to the village hall and playing fields. I think a footpath goes across the field, but that's all. The name 'Argleton' is similar to 'Aughton'. Maybe someone made a mistake when keying in the name?"
The only thing I can think of, and after trying out the name in an anagram solver which provided little except slight amusement, is that it's a tiny Easter egg which has taken all this time to discover.