Place:Burton in Lonsdale, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBurton in Lonsdale
Alt namesBorctunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
Burton-in-Lonsdalesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.135°N 2.525°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoSettle Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Craven District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Burton in Lonsdale is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England, close to the border with Lancashire. It is in Lonsdale (the River Lune valley and its tributaries). According to the 2001 census it had a population of 621 decreasing to 579 at the 2011 Census. The parish is approximately 1,500 acres (6 km²) in area and has many farms – dairy, beef and sheep. Little is grown, except grass to feed the animals.

Formerly famous for country pottery, it is now a quiet village situated between two national parks (the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park) and by the side of the River Greta.


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