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Bartle Hall
Woodplumpton is located in Lancashire
 Woodplumpton shown within Lancashire
Population 2,051 (2001)
OS grid reference
Civil parish Woodplumpton
District Preston
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PRESTON
Postcode district PR4
Dialling code 01772
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Wyre and Preston North
List of places

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


  • Geography 1
  • Community 2
  • Parish 3
  • Demography 4
  • Gallery 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


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.[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.


In 1901 the population of the parish was 1,208 and covered 4,970.5 acres.[4] It now has a population of 2,051.[5]


See also


  1. ^ Woodplumpton at GENUKI
  2. ^ Wilson, John Marius (1870–72), 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. ^ Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : PrestonOffice for National Statistics : Retrieved 27 July 2010

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