Barton, West Lancashire

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Futuristic house at Barton on Station Road (geograph 2899119).jpg
Futuristic house at Barton
Barton is located in the Borough of West Lancashire
Location in West Lancashire
Barton is located in Lancashire
Barton shown within Lancashire
OS grid reference SD353091
• London 185 mi (298 km) SE
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ORMSKIRK
Postcode district L39
Dialling code 01704
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°34′30″N 2°58′37″W / 53.575°N 2.977°W / 53.575; -2.977Coordinates: 53°34′30″N 2°58′37″W / 53.575°N 2.977°W / 53.575; -2.977

Barton is a small village in the county of Lancashire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) west from Ormskirk, and less than 1 mile (2 km) west from the A5147 road. Barton sits on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain, and is 5 miles (8 km) from the Irish Sea coast. The village lies within the civil parish of Downholland.[1]

Barton's listing in the 1086 Domesday Book shows Roger the Poitevin as lord and Tenant-in-chief. At the time Barton was in the Hundred of West Derby in the county of Cheshire.[2][3]

The village had its own Barton railway station, which opened in 1887. The line was closed completely in 1952.[4]

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  1. ^ Downholland Parish Council, Retrieved 9 July 2014
  2. ^ William Farrer & J. Brownbill (editors) (1907). "Townships: Downholland". A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Barton", Open Domesday, University of Hull. Retrieved 18 November 2014
  4. ^ Gell, Rob (1986). An Illustrated Survey of Railway Stations Between Southport & Liverpool 1848-1986. Heyday Publishing Company. ISBN 0-947562-04-4. 

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