Horton, Lancashire

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Horton, OS Grid Reference SD 8550, is a village and a civil parish in the Ribble Valley District, in the English county of Lancashire (historically in the Bradford (St. Peter) parish, Morley wapentake, in the West Riding of Yorkshire). It is near the town of Barnoldswick. Horton has a place of worship, anciently called a chapelry or chapel of ease. For transport there is the A59 road nearby.

The name Horton is a common one in England. It derives from Old English horu 'dirt' and tūn 'settlement, farm, estate', presumably meaning 'farm on muddy soil'. This example is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Victor Watts (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), s.v. HORTON.

Coordinates: 53°56′54″N 2°13′15″W / 53.9484°N 2.2209°W / 53.9484; -2.2209