Scotforth

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Scotforth
Filter House, Scotforth - geograph.org.uk - 643231.jpg
Scotforth Filter House
Scotforth is located in Lancaster
Scotforth
Scotforth
Location of suburb in Lancaster unparished area
Scotforth is located in the City of Lancaster district
Scotforth
Scotforth
Location in the City of Lancaster district
Scotforth is located in Lancashire
Scotforth
Scotforth
Scotforth shown within Lancashire
Population321 (parish, 2011)
OS grid referenceSD482593
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLANCASTER
Postcode districtLA1
Dialling code01524
PoliceLancashire
FireLancashire
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
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 suburb in the south of the 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 civil parish, which does not include the suburb 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.

Cross Fleury, in his 1891 history of Lancaster, tells the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie's search for a suitable battlefield on which to make his last stand against the Duke of Cumberland. A potential site was identified in Scotforth, and were it not 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.[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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Scotforth St Paul's C of E Primary School Retrieved 15 March 2014
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Lancaster Retrieved 15 February 2010
  3. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  4. ^ Fleury 1891, p. 154

Sources[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