Forton, Lancashire

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The New Holly Inn, Preston Lancaster Road, Forton - - 436433.jpg
The New Holly public house, Forton
Forton is located in the Borough of Wyre
Shown within Wyre Borough
Forton is located in Lancashire
Location within Lancashire
Population1,213 (2011)
OS grid referenceSD487512
Civil parish
  • Forton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPRESTON
Postcode districtPR3
Dialling code01524
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°57′14″N 2°46′52″W / 53.954°N 2.781°W / 53.954; -2.781Coordinates: 53°57′14″N 2°46′52″W / 53.954°N 2.781°W / 53.954; -2.781

Forton is a village and a civil parish in the Wyre District of the English county of Lancashire near the Forest of Bowland. It is near the A6 road, between the city of Lancaster and the town of Garstang. Its population as measured at the 2011 Census is 1,213.[1] It has one school, Forton Primary School, several churches and one pub, the New Holly.

Lancaster (Forton) services[edit]

Lancaster (Forton) services is a motorway service station near Forton, between junctions 32 and 33 of the M6 motorway in England. The nearest city is Lancaster, about seven miles (11 km) to the north. The station is operated by Moto.

Notable people[edit]

Tom Boardman, born in Forton on 15 October 1983, is a British auto racing driver.
Thomas Walmsley Price (Artist) born in Forton on 26 April 1855


For transport there is the A6 road and the M6 motorway which has Lancaster (Forton) services on it.

Nearby settlements[edit]

Nearby settlements include the city of Lancaster, the town of Garstang, the village of Hollins Lane and the hamlets of Potters Brook and Shireshead.

Nearby waters[edit]

Nearby waters include the Lancaster Canal, the River Wyre and Clevelymere.

Location grid[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 4 June 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Forton, Lancashire at Wikimedia Commons