The Crown Inn at Pooley Bridge
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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, increasing slightly to 238 at the 2011 Census. It includes the small hamlet of Barton and the village of Pooley Bridge. The parish includes part of Ullswater.
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.
- 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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