"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)
Local studies information is held at Preston library.
Details about the census records, and indexes for Barton.
The Register Office covering the Barton area is Preston and South Ribble
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Barton to another place.
"BARTON, a township and chapelry in the parish of Preston, and hundred of Amounderness, in the county palatine of Lancashire, 6 miles to the N.W. of Preston. The Lancaster and Preston Junction railway passes through it. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £120, in the patronage of C. R. Jackson and G. Marton, Esqs., alternately. The church is dedicated to St. Lawrence. In the vicinity are Barton Hall and Barton Lodge."
"ST. LAWRENCE, a chapelry in the parish of Preston, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 6 miles N.W. of Preston."
In 1835 Barton was a township in the parish of Preston.
You can see the administrative areas in which Barton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
View maps of Barton and places within its boundaries.
View a map of the boundaries of this town/parish.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD526374 (Lat/Lon: 53.831086, -2.722314), Barton which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society - Fylde Branch
- Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society - Preston Branch
- Lancashire Parish Register Society