Howick Cross

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Howick Cross
Howick Cross is located in Lancashire
Howick Cross
Howick Cross
 Howick Cross shown within Lancashire
Population 354 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SD5027
Civil parish Penwortham[1]
District South Ribble
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PRESTON
Postcode district PR1
Dialling code 01772
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament South Ribble
List of places

Coordinates: 53°44′30″N 2°45′00″W / 53.74167°N 2.75°W / 53.74167; -2.75

Howick Cross is a landmark and small hamlet in Penwortham, South Ribble, Lancashire, England. It is located just over 2 miles south west of the city of Preston. The hamlet is predominantly made up of a small community, a primary school, various farms and an electrical substation. The community had a population of 354 people in 2001.[2]

It is located near the village of Hutton. Other nearby communities include the village of New Longton.

Howick was a civil parish from 1866 until 1 April 1934, when it was absorbed into the parish of Penwortham. Howick parish was part of Preston Rural District.[3] The former parish name survives in Howick C E School,[4] the Hutton and Howick Women's Institute (the oldest in Lancashire, founded by suffragette Edith Rigby)[5] and the former railway station.

Hutton and Howick railway station opened on 1 December 1897, on the Preston to Southport railway line. It was renamed New Longton and Hutton on 3 November 1934 and closed, along with the line, on 7 September 1964.[6]


  1. ^ (2004) OS Explorer Map 286, Ordnance Survey, Southampton, ISBN 978-0-319-23578-2
  2. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics. "30UNGK0012 (Output Area) Key Figures for 2001 Census". Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  3. ^ Howick CP/Tn, Vision of Britain, accessed 9 June 2014
  4. ^ "Howick C E School". Howick C E School. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hutton and Howick Women's Institute". Hutton and Howick WI. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.