This is the Barton near Broughton. There is also a Barton on Irwell in Lancashire.

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BARTON, a township in Preston parish, and a chapelry in Preston, Kirkham, Lancaster, and Garstang parishes, Lancashire. The township has a station on the Northwestern railway, 5½ miles N-of Preston. Acres, 2,536. Real property, 3,782. Pop., 343. Houses, 67. Barton Hall and Barton Lodge are within the limits. The chapelry was constituted in 1850; and its Post Town is Preston. Pop., 886. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 120.* Patron, R. Jacson, Esq., and G. Marton, Esq.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Preston library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Barton.

Church History

Church Records

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Barton area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Barton area is Preston and South Ribble

Description and Travel

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Ask for the gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Barton to another place.

Historical Geography

In 1835 Barton was a township in the parish of Preston.


View maps of Barton and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD517372 (Lat/Lon: 53.828806, -2.735325), Barton which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Barton was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.