Barton, Preston

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Parish Church of St Lawrence, Barton - - 410945.jpg
Saint Lawrence's church
Barton is located in the City of Preston district
Shown within the City of Preston district
Barton is located in Lancashire
Barton shown within Lancashire
Population1,150 (2011)
OS grid referenceSD516373
Civil parish
  • Barton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPRESTON
Postcode districtPR3
Dialling code01772
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°49′48″N 2°44′06″W / 53.830°N 2.735°W / 53.830; -2.735Coordinates: 53°49′48″N 2°44′06″W / 53.830°N 2.735°W / 53.830; -2.735

Barton is a linear village and civil parish in the City of Preston, Lancashire, England. The parish had a population of 1,150, of whom 552 were male and 598 were female, according to the 2011 census.[1]


The village is about 6 miles (10 km) north of Preston. The parish is bound by the A6 road to the west. A bridge carries the A6 over the West Coast Main Line railway north of the village hall. The M6 motorway also passes through the parish, splitting the village, west of the motorway, from the rest of the parish.


Barton is within the City of Preston electoral ward of Preston Rural North, and the Preston Rural electoral division of Lancashire County Council. It is 2 miles (3 km) north of Broughton.


The parish church of St Lawrence was re-built in 1895 to a design by Richard Knill Freeman.[2][3] It is a Grade II listed building.[4] It is part of the Fellside Team of parishes.[5]

The civil parish of Barton was part of Preston Rural District throughout its existence from 1894 to 1974.[6] In 1974 the parish became part of the Borough of Preston, which became a city in 2002.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Preston Retrieved 26 July 2010
  2. ^ Church of St Lawrence, Barton, Archiseek, retrieved February 2011
  3. ^ "Knill Freeman".
  4. ^ "Church of Saint Lawrence - Barton - Lancashire - England". British Listed Buildings.
  5. ^ "Fellside Team Ministry - Saint Lawrence (Barton)". Archived from the original on 18 October 2014.
  6. ^ Preston RD, Vision of Britain, accessed 9 June 2014


External links[edit]

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