Bartle Hall
 Woodplumpton shown within Lancashire
Population 2,154 (2011)
OS grid referenceSD505345
Civil parishWoodplumpton
Shire countyLancashire
RegionNorth West
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town PRESTON
Postcode district PR4
Dialling code 01772
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK ParliamentWyre and Preston North
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Coordinates: 53°48′14″N 2°45′00″W / 53.804°N 2.750°W / 53.804; -2.750

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.[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] increasing to 2,154 at the 2011 Census.[6]

See also


  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. Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Preston Retrieved 27 July 2010
  6. "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 18 January 2016.

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