North Turton

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North Turton
North Turton is located in Blackburn with Darwen
North Turton
North Turton
Shown within Blackburn with Darwen
North Turton is located in Lancashire
North Turton
North Turton
North Turton shown within Lancashire
Population 3,867 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SD737158
Civil parish
  • North Turton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BOLTON
Postcode district BL7
Dialling code 01204
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
53°38′20″N 2°23′54″W / 53.6388°N 2.398253°W / 53.6388; -2.398253Coordinates: 53°38′20″N 2°23′54″W / 53.6388°N 2.398253°W / 53.6388; -2.398253

North Turton is a civil parish of the unitary authority of Blackburn with Darwen in Lancashire, England. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001 the civil parish has a population of 3,736, increasing to 3,867 at the 2011 Census.[2][1] North Turton is the northern part of the historic area of Turton.

Geography and administration

Landscape

North Turton is in the West Pennine Moors, between Blackburn in the north and Bolton to the south.

Civic history

North Turton was created in 1974 from the rural part of the former Turton Urban District. Within this civil parish there are three villages, Edgworth, Chapeltown, Belmont, and several hamlets, Entwistle, Quarlton, Round Barn, Turton Bottoms and Whittlestone Head.

Transport

Roads

There are three main roads that cross North Turton: the A666 (Blackburn Road), the A675 (Belmont Road), and the B6391 (Chapeltown Road).

Railways

There is an infrequent railway commuter service at Entwistle railway station which is served by Northern, which operate services on the Ribble Valley Line. There was a second, Turton and Edgworth railway station but was closed in the 1960s by the Beeching cuts.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – North Turton Parish (1170211126)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Parish headcount" (PDF). Lancashire County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 27 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Welcome to North Turton. URL accessed 26 May 2007.

External links

  • Welcome to North Turton
  • North Turton Parish Map
  • Up to date weather for North Turton, Lancashire
  • Chairmen of Turton Urban District Council 1873-1974
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