Scorton, Lancashire

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Scorton
St Peter's Church, Scorton.jpg
St. Peter's Church, Scorton
Scorton is located in the Borough of Wyre
Scorton
Scorton
Location in Wyre Borough
Scorton is located in the Forest of Bowland
Scorton
Scorton
Location in the Forest of Bowland
Scorton is located in Lancashire
Scorton
Scorton
Scorton shown within Lancashire
Population297 [1](2001 Census)
OS grid referenceSD501488
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPRESTON
Postcode districtPR3
Dialling code01524
PoliceLancashire
FireLancashire
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
53°55′59″N 2°45′36″W / 53.933°N 2.760°W / 53.933; -2.760Coordinates: 53°55′59″N 2°45′36″W / 53.933°N 2.760°W / 53.933; -2.760

Scorton is a small village near the River Wyre, in the Wyre district of Lancashire, England. It is located north of Garstang. The name means "farmstead near a ditch or ravine"[2]

Background[edit]

In the 19th century there was a cotton mill in the village[3] and the village had a railway station on the West Coast Main Line from 1841 until 1939.[4] The village has three churches, one pub (Stouts Bar, at the Priory Hotel), and is home to The Barn garden centre, gift shop, cafe and restaurant, the Bowland Grill, which is open at weekend and all week in the summer season.[5] The annual Scorton Steam show takes place on Fathers' Day weekend in June each year [6] and the Lancashire Game and Country Festival which takes place at the same purpose-built showground. [7]

The hills around include the much walked Nicky Nook on the edge of the Forest of Bowland area.

Scorton is home to the Bikes and Barrows Festival, which started in 2011. This event takes place each May Day bank holiday weekend.

Buildings[edit]

St. Peters Church, built 1878–79, one of three churches in the village, has a special family grave set up for the Farnworth and Metcalfe family, by James Metcalfe in the late 1950s.

Wyresdale Hall, built 1856–58, is one mile north-east and was built for the Ormerod family of Bolton.

Hall[edit]

Wyresdale Hall, a grade II listed country house and estate is located near the village.

People[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics for Output Area 30UQHG0007
  2. ^ Wyre Borough Council - History of Wyre - Scorton Archived 17 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Industry
  4. ^ Timeline
  5. ^ "The Barn at Scorton". Made In Lancashire. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
  6. ^ http://www.scortonsteam.co.uk/
  7. ^ http://www.lancashiregamefestival.co.uk/

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