Clifton, Lancashire

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St.John the Evangelist, Lund. Photograph by Brian Young 2011.jpg
St John the Evangelist's Church, Clifton
Clifton is located in the Borough of Fylde
Shown within Fylde Borough
Clifton is located in the Fylde
Shown within the Fylde
Clifton is located in Lancashire
Location within Lancashire
OS grid referenceSD467303
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPRESTON
Postcode districtPR4
Dialling code01772
AmbulanceNorth West
List of places
53°46′01″N 2°48′32″W / 53.767°N 2.809°W / 53.767; -2.809Coordinates: 53°46′01″N 2°48′32″W / 53.767°N 2.809°W / 53.767; -2.809

Clifton is a village in the English county of Lancashire and in the district of Fylde. The village is part of the civil parish of Newton-with-Clifton. It is situated on the A583 road, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) west of its post town, Preston, and 11 miles (18 km) east of Blackpool.

The village is also home to the church of St John the Evangelist, also known as Lund parish church,[1] which is situated on Church Lane, and the Grade II listed Clifton Hall.[2]


The village once had a Post Office and still has convenience store and a number of small businesses, including a garage.[3] Near the village is a branch of Dobbies Garden Centre[4] and a caravan and motor-home sales centre.[5]

In December 2014 radio station CliftonFM made its inaugural broadcast. Highlights included Stereo Mathematics, Church Hall v Cathedral and an organ sing along. The station no longer broadcasts.[6]

Transport links[edit]

The nearest rail station is Salwick railway station, but this has only a limited service. A more comprehensive service is available from Kirkham and Wesham railway station provided by Northern.[7]

The Blackpool to Preston No 61 bus service passes through Clifton.[8][9]

Nearby towns and villages[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ St John the Evangelist, Clifton, Church of England, retrieved 21 June 2012
  2. ^ "Clifton Hall, Newton-with-Clifton - 1072036 | Historic England".
  3. ^ "Branch Finder | Post Office".
  4. ^ "Dobbies Garden Centre - Preston | Dobbies Garden Centres and Online Store".
  5. ^ "Preston Caravans and Motorhomes - Preston CM".
  6. ^ "Clifton FM". Archived from the original on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  7. ^ Rail Timetable[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Bus Timetable Archived 1 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "61 Bus Route & Timetable: Blackpool - Preston | Stagecoach".