Lea, Lancashire

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Coordinates: 53°46′16″N 2°48′11″W / 53.771°N 2.803°W / 53.771; -2.803

Lea
Savick Brook navigation weir; Ribble Link - geograph.org.uk - 949603.jpg
Navigation weir on Savick Brook
Lea is located in Lancashire
Lea
Lea
 Lea shown within Lancashire
Population 5,962 (2001)
OS grid reference SD4930
Civil parish Lea
District Preston
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PRESTON
Postcode district PR2, PR4
Dialling code 01772
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Fylde
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire

Lea (/ˈl.ə/ LEE) and Cottam are villages in the City of Preston, Lancashire, England. Together they form the civil parish of Lea, which has a population of 5,962.[1]

Geography[edit]

The area is an electoral ward with Preston, represented by three councillors; the area is part of Fylde constituency.

Council[edit]

Lea and Cottam form part of the Preston West division of Lancashire County Council, represented by one councillor.

Community[edit]

The area is represented by Lea and Cottam Parish Council. Cottam is a former farming community now almost entirely consisting of new build housing.

Lea is also the name given to two areas of the western extremities of Preston; Lea Town (a village, despite its name) on the Fylde border, and the suburban sprawl of Lea along the Blackpool Road through the city.

Demography[edit]

From the last census, in 2001, over 83% of the population regarded themselves as Christian, whilst the figure of 11.5% for retired people is one of the highest in the city.

Religion[edit]

There are several churches in Lea including Lea Methodist and St. Christopher's. St. Christopher's is home to 2nd Lea Scout Group.

History[edit]

The parish of Lea was formed on 1 April 1934[2] from part of the former parish of Lea Ashton Ingol and Cottam, which was formed in 1866.[3] Lea parish was part of Preston Rural District until its abolition in 1974.[4] In 1974 the parish became part of the Borough of Preston, which became a city in 2002.

The area was served by Lea Road railway station between 1840 and 1938.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Preston Retrieved 27 July 2010
  2. ^ Lea CP, Vision of Britain, accessed 9 June 2014
  3. ^ Lea Ashton Ingol and Cottam Tn/CP, Vision of Britain, accessed 9 June 2014
  4. ^ Preston RD, Vision of Britain, accessed 9 June 2014