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Woodplumpton is a village and civil parish in the City of Preston, Lancashire, England, located 5 miles (8 km) north of Preston.
It is part of the Fylde, a flat area of land between the Forest of Bowland and the Lancashire coast.
The village contains a primary school, the Wheatsheaf pub and a church. The school is C of E and has a strong link with the church.
St Anne's Church is the location of the grave of Meg Shelton, the notorious Fylde Hag, who was buried there in 1705 after being accused of witchcraft.
The parish includes the villages of Eaves, Catforth and Lower Bartle. Higher Plumpton is also included in the parish, but like Lower Bartle, is a very small hamlet.
In the 19th century Woodplumpton was known as Plumpton-Wood.
The parish was part of Preston Rural District throughout its existence from 1894 to 1974.In 1974 the parish became part of the Borough of Preston, which became a city in 2002.
In 1901 the population of the parish was 1,208 and covered 4,970.5 acres.In 2001 it had a population of 2,051, increasing to 2,154 at the 2011 Census.
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St Anne's is a church in the village of Woodplumpton in Lancashire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the Diocese of Blackburn, and the archdeaconry of Lancaster, and the deanery of Garstang. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building. The churchyard at St Anne's is the supposed burial place of a 17th-century alleged witch named Meg Shelton.
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