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

"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.




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Civil Registration

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


Description and Travel

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "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."

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  • "ST. LAWRENCE, a chapelry in the parish of Preston, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 6 miles N.W. of Preston."

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Historical Geography

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.


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.