Barton, Preston

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Coordinates: 53°49′48″N 2°44′06″W / 53.830°N 2.735°W / 53.830; -2.735

Barton
Parish Church of St Lawrence, Barton - geograph.org.uk - 410945.jpg
Saint Lawrence's Parish Church by Richard Knill Freeman[1]
Barton is located in Lancashire
Barton
Barton
 Barton shown within Lancashire
Population 1,096 (2001)
OS grid reference SD5137
Civil parish Barton
District Preston
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PRESTON
Postcode district PR3
Dialling code 01772
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Wyre and Preston North
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire

Barton is a linear village and civil parish in the City of Preston, Lancashire, England. The parish had a population of 1,096 according to the 2001 census.[2]

Geography[edit]

The village is about 6 miles (10 km) north of Preston. The parish is bound by the A6 road to the west. The M6 motorway also passes through the parish, splitting the village, west of the motorway, from the rest of the parish.

Community[edit]

Barton is within the City of Preston electoral ward of Preston Rural North, and the Preston Rural electoral division of Lancashire County Council. It is 2 miles (3 km) north of Broughton.

History[edit]

The parish of Barton was part of Preston Rural District throughout its existence from 1894 to 1974.[3] In 1974 the parish became part of the Borough of Preston, which became a city in 2002.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Church of St Lawrence, Barton, Archiseek, retrieved February 2011
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Preston Retrieved 26 July 2010
  3. ^ Preston RD, Vision of Britain, accessed 9 June 2014

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External links[edit]

Media related to Barton, Preston at Wikimedia Commons