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. North Turton is the northern part of the historic area of Turton.
Geography and administrationEdit
North Turton is in the West Pennine Moors, between Blackburn in the north and Bolton to the south.
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.
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.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – North Turton Parish (1170211126)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
- "Parish headcount" (PDF). Lancashire County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 27 December 2008.
- Welcome to North Turton. URL accessed 26 May 2007.
- Welcome to North Turton
- North Turton Parish Map
- Up to date weather for North Turton, Lancashire
- Chairmen of Turton Urban District Council 1873-1974