Haighton

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Haighton
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Haighton Manor
Haighton is located in Lancashire
Haighton
Haighton
 Haighton shown within Lancashire
Population 197 (2001)
OS grid reference SD5634
Civil parish Haighton
District Preston
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PRESTON
Postcode district PR2
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

Coordinates: 53°48′32″N 2°39′32″W / 53.809°N 2.659°W / 53.809; -2.659

Haighton is a civil parish in the City of Preston, Lancashire, England. It is a rural area north east of the urban city of Preston, beyond Fulwood and Brookfield.

Geography[edit]

Haighton also contains the hamlets of Haighton Green and Haighton Top. It is separated from the city by the M6 motorway, with junction 31A on the boundary with Brookfield.

Community[edit]

The area was intended to become a residential suburb as part of the Central Lancashire New Town, with population increasing to 29,100 by 2001[1] however it never occurred and the area has remained rural. It has a population of 197.[2]

History[edit]

The parish 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. ^ Central Lancashire Development Corporation outline plan, 1974. ISBN 0-904335-00-3
  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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