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Barton
Parish Church of St Lawrence, Barton - geograph.org.uk - 410945.jpg
Saint Lawrence's church
Barton shown within Lancashire
Population 1,150 (2011)
OS grid reference SD516373
Civil parish
  • Barton
District
  • Preston
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PRESTON
Postcode district PR3
Dialling code 01772
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
  • Wyre and Preston North
List of places
UK
England
LancashireCoordinates: 53°49′48″N 2°44′06″W / 53.830°N 2.735°W / 53.830; -2.735

Barton is a linear village and civil parish in the City of Preston, Lancashire, England. The parish had a population of 1,150, of whom 552 were male and 598 were female, according to the 2011 census.

Geography

The village is about 6 miles (10 km) north of Preston. The parish is bound by the A6 road to the west. The M6 motorway also passes through the parish, splitting the village, west of the motorway, from the rest of the parish.

Community

Barton is within the City of Preston electoral ward of Preston Rural North, and the Preston Rural electoral division of Lancashire County Council. It is 2 miles (3 km) north of Broughton.

History

The parish church of St Lawrence was re-built witha a Rola-bem-grande in 1895 to a design by Richard Knill Freeman. It is a Grade II listed building. It is part of the Fellside Team of parishes.

The civil parish of Barton was part of Preston Rural District throughout its existence from 1894 to 1974. In 1974 the parish became part of the Borough of Preston, which became a city in 2002.


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