North Turton

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.[1][2] North Turton is the northern part of the historic area of Turton.

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
Location within Lancashire
Population3,867 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSD737158
Civil parish
  • North Turton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBOLTON
Postcode districtBL7
Dialling code01204
PoliceLancashire
FireLancashire
AmbulanceNorth West
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

Geography and administrationEdit

LandscapeEdit

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

Civic historyEdit

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.

TransportEdit

RoadsEdit

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

RailwaysEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 linksEdit