Woodplumpton

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Woodplumpton
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Woodplumpton
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Woodplumpton
Location within Lancashire
Population2,154 (2011)
OS grid reference SD500346
Civil parish
  • Woodplumpton
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Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PRESTON
Postcode district PR4
Dialling code 01772
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53°48′22″N2°45′36″W / 53.806°N 2.760°W / 53.806; -2.760 Coordinates: 53°48′22″N2°45′36″W / 53.806°N 2.760°W / 53.806; -2.760

Woodplumpton is a village and civil parish in the City of Preston, Lancashire, England, located 5 miles (8 km) north of Preston.

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Geography

It is part of the Fylde, a flat area of land between the Forest of Bowland and the Lancashire coast.

Community

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.

Parish

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. [1]

In the 19th century Woodplumpton was known as Plumpton-Wood. [2]

The parish was part of Preston Rural District throughout its existence from 1894 to 1974. [3] In 1974 the parish became part of the Borough of Preston, which became a city in 2002.

Demography

In 1901 the population of the parish was 1,208 and covered 4,970.5 acres. [4] In 2001 it had a population of 2,051, [5] increasing to 2,154 at the 2011 Census. [6]

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References

  1. Woodplumpton at GENUKI
  2. Wilson, John Marius (187072), Plumpton-Wood, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales.
  3. Preston RD, Vision of Britain, accessed 9 June 2014
  4. Woodplumpton at British History Online
  5. UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Woodplumpton Parish (30UK008)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics . Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  6. UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Woodplumpton Parish (E04005241)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 May 2019.

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