Horton, Lancashire

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Cottages at Horton - geograph.org.uk - 102352.jpg
Houses on Green Lane
Horton is located in the Borough of Ribble Valley
Shown within Ribble Valley
Horton is located in Lancashire
Location within Lancashire
Population76 (2001)[1]
Civil parish
  • Horton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSkipton
Postcode districtBD23
Dialling code01200
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°56′54″N 2°13′15″W / 53.9484°N 2.2209°W / 53.9484; -2.2209Coordinates: 53°56′54″N 2°13′15″W / 53.9484°N 2.2209°W / 53.9484; -2.2209

Horton, historically known as Horton-in-Craven, is a village and a civil parish in the Ribble Valley district of the English county of Lancashire (historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire). Population details are now included in the civil parish of Newsholme. It is near the town of Barnoldswick. Horton has a place of worship, anciently called a chapelry or chapel of ease. For transport, there is the A59 nearby.

The parish adjoins the Ribble Valley parishes of Gisburn, Paythorne and Newsholme, the Pendle parish of Bracewell and Brogden and the parishes of Hellifield and Martons Both in the Craven district of North Yorkshire. According to the census of 2001, the parish had a population of 76, however the United Kingdom Census 2011 grouped the parish with Newsholme and Paythorne (2001 pop. 50 and 95), giving a total of 253.[1][2][3]

The name Horton is a common one in England. It derives from Old English horu 'dirt' and tūn 'settlement, farm, estate', presumably meaning 'farm on muddy soil'. This example is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086.[4] In the west of the parish in the Little Painley area, on high ground near the River Ribble, is the site of a Bronze Age Bowl barrow.[5]

Horton was once a township in the ancient parish of Gisburn, in the Staincliffe Wapentake of the West Riding of Yorkshire. This became a civil parish in 1866, forming part of the Bowland Rural District from 1894 to 1974.[6] It has since become part of the Lancashire borough of Ribble Valley.

Along with Rimington, Gisburn, Middop, Gisburn Forest, Paythorne and Newsholme, the parish forms the Gisburn, Rimington ward of Ribble Valley Borough Council.[3][7]

The Pennine Bridleway National Trail and Ribble Way pass through the parish.[8][9]

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  1. ^ a b "Parish headcount" (PDF). Lancashire County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 27 December 2008.
  2. ^ .UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Newsholme Parish (1170215119)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Wards and parishes map". MARIO. Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  4. ^ Victor Watts (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), s.v. HORTON.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Little Painley bowl barrow (1009494)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Horton Tn/CP through time". visionofbritain.org.uk. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Gisburn, Rimington". Ordnance Survey Linked Data Platform. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  8. ^ MKH Computer Services Ltd. "Pennine Bridleway — LDWA Long Distance Paths". Ldwa.org.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  9. ^ MKH Computer Services Ltd. "Ribble Way — LDWA Long Distance Paths". Ldwa.org.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2016.