Barton, Cumbria

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Barton - Crown Inn, Pooley Bridge.jpg
The Crown Inn at Pooley Bridge
Barton is located in Cumbria
Barton shown within Cumbria
Population 238 (2011)
OS grid reference NY4724
Civil parish
  • Barton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PENRITH
Postcode district CA10
Dialling code 01768
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°36′14″N 2°48′25″W / 54.604°N 2.807°W / 54.604; -2.807Coordinates: 54°36′14″N 2°48′25″W / 54.604°N 2.807°W / 54.604; -2.807

Barton is a hamlet and civil parish in the Eden district of Cumbria, England. The parish is on the edge of the Lake District National Park, and had a population of 232 according to the 2001 census,[1] increasing slightly to 238 at the 2011 Census.[2] It includes the small hamlet of Barton and the village of Pooley Bridge. The parish includes part of Ullswater.

The parish was once much bigger and included the present civil parishes of Patterdale, Yanwath and Eamont Bridge and Sockbridge and Tirril.


Whaley suggests that 'Barton' is 'the barley farm or outlying grange', from OE 'beretūn' or, more probably, 'bærtūn', which was used of farms, especially outliers of large estates, used for storing crops." [3] OE=Old English.

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  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Eden Retrieved 2009-11-22
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Whaley, Diana (2006). A dictionary of Lake District place-names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society. pp. lx,423 p.19. ISBN 0904889726. 

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