Place:Horton (near Gisburn), West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameHorton (near Gisburn)
Alt namesHorton
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.948°N 2.221°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Lancashire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoGisburn, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Staincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Bowland Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Ribble Valley (borough), Lancashire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: The name Horton is a common one in England. It derives from Old English horu 'dirt' and tūn 'settlement, farm, estate', presumably meaning 'farm on muddy soil'. There are a number of other places named Horton in both Yorkshire and Lancashire. The nearest is Horton in Ribblesdale, between 15 and 20 miles to the north.
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Horton is now a village and a civil parish in the Ribble Valley District, in the English county of Lancashire. It is near the town of Barnoldswick. The A59 road is nearby.

Historically, Horton was in the ecclesiastical parish of Gisburn in Staincliffe Wapentake. From 1894 until 1974, Horton was located in Bowland Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire. In 1974 the area became part of the Ribble Valley District in Lancashire.


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