Barton is a hamlet in the civil parish of Barton and Pooley Bridge, 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, increasing slightly to 238 at the 2011 Census. The parish includes the small hamlet of Barton, the village of Pooley Bridge and part of Ullswater. The parish was renamed from "Barton" to "Barton and Pooley Bridge" on the 1st of April 2019.
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."  OE=Old English.
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Eden Retrieved 2009-11-22
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
- "The Eden District Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) (Barton) Order 2019" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
- 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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