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Scotforth shown within Lancashire
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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  and St Paul's Church. The parish had a population of 239 recorded in the 2001 census, increasing to 321 at the 2011 Census.
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 history...as opposed to the now-infamous name of 'Culloden'.
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.
- Scotforth St Paul's C of E Primary School Retrieved 15 March 2014
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Lancaster Retrieved 15 February 2010
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 8 June 2015.
- Fleury 1891, p. 154
- Fleury, Cross (1891), Time-Honoured Lancaster: Historic Notes on the Ancient Borough of Lancaster, Eaton & Bulfield
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