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Filter House, Scotforth - - 643231.jpg
Scotforth Filter House
Scotforth is located in Lancashire
Scotforth shown within Lancashire
Population 321 (2011)
OS grid reference SD482593
Civil parish
  • Scotforth
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LA1
Dialling code 01524
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°01′37″N 2°47′28″W / 54.027°N 2.791°W / 54.027; -2.791Coordinates: 54°01′37″N 2°47′28″W / 54.027°N 2.791°W / 54.027; -2.791

Scotforth is a civil parish and a suburb in the south of the city of City of Lancaster in Lancashire, England. It is home to Scotforth St Paul's Church of England Primary School [1] and St Paul's Church. The parish had a population of 239 recorded in the 2001 census,[2] increasing to 321 at the 2011 Census.[3]

Parts of Lancaster were made up of several villages; Scotforth used to be a separate village. Some of the village's original terraces can still be seen on parts of Hala Road and Scotforth Road.

An interesting aside in history is related to us by Cross Fleury, (in his 1891 history of Lancaster), by which the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie's search for an appropriate battlefield to make his last stand against the Duke of Cumberland, led to recommendation being made of such a site in the instance of Scotforth. But for the rebel Prince's sudden change of mind and continued retreat northwards, 'The Battle of Scotforth' might easily have become the name of that great rout in British opposed to the now-infamous name of 'Culloden'.[4]

Scotforth is home to St Paul's Church of England Primary School and to Dorrington Road which is the longest terrace of houses in Europe.[citation needed]

See also[edit]



  • Fleury, Cross (1891), Time-Honoured Lancaster: Historic Notes on the Ancient Borough of Lancaster, Eaton & Bulfield 

External links[edit]

Media related to Scotforth at Wikimedia Commons