Slyne-with-Hest

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Slyne-with-Hest
Bungalows and council houses, Slyne-with-Hest - geograph.org.uk - 1500598.jpg
Manor Road
Slyne-with-Hest is located in the City of Lancaster district
Slyne-with-Hest
Slyne-with-Hest
Location in the City of Lancaster district
Slyne-with-Hest is located in Lancashire
Slyne-with-Hest
Slyne-with-Hest
Location within Lancashire
Population3,126 (2011)
OS grid referenceSD473660
Civil parish
  • Slyne-with-Hest
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLancaster
Postcode districtLA2
Dialling code01524
PoliceLancashire
FireLancashire
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
54°05′17″N 2°48′22″W / 54.088°N 2.806°W / 54.088; -2.806Coordinates: 54°05′17″N 2°48′22″W / 54.088°N 2.806°W / 54.088; -2.806

Slyne-with-Hest is a civil parish in the City of Lancaster in Lancashire, England. It had a population of 3,163 recorded in the 2001 census,[1] decreasing to 3,126 at the 2011 Census.[2] The parish is north of Lancaster and consists of two villages; Slyne, on the A6 road, and Hest Bank on the coast.

History[edit]

Hest Bank (54°05′N 2°48′W / 54.083°N 2.800°W / 54.083; -2.800 (Hest Bank) ) is a village in north-western Lancashire, England, the boundaries of which include the coastline, from a western shoreline of salt-flats that adjoin the northern extremities of Morecambe's Victorian era Promenade, to a less clearly defined boundary in the east with the village of Slyne, which dates from Anglo-Saxon times.

Notable buildings and roads[edit]

Hest Bank's best-known building, 'The Hest Bank Hotel' (previously named the Sands Inn), is itself hundreds of years old, and once served as a coaching station for traffic crossing the sands of what is now called Morecambe Bay. Ordnance Survey Maps still show the right-of-way across Morecambe Bay from Hest Bank to Grange-over-Sands, and many walkers enjoy guided walks across the bay, which take place from Spring to Autumn, normally every other weekend, tides allowing. The right-of-way is not suitable for normal motor vehicles, there being water at around knee-height to cross at the outflow from the River Kent.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward extends beyond the confines of the parish and has a population taken at the 2011 Census of 4,119.[3]

For the European Parliament residents in Slyne-with-Hest vote to elect MEP's for the North West England constituency.

Railway line[edit]

In 1965 this originally coastal village was the scene of a rail accident on 20 May, when a sleeper train from London Euston bound for Glasgow Central left the rails at 70 mph and collided with the Hest Bank station buildings.[4] No one was seriously injured, although from that time Hest Bank has ceased to serve as a passenger station, its railside platform consequently now lying buried in undergrowth.

Community[edit]

The village has a primary school: St Lukes Slyne-with-Hest; and tennis, football and bowling clubs.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Lancaster Retrieved 15 February 2010
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.railpics.talktalk.net/hestbank.htm

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