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Warton was also used for development flying of the Nimrod MRA4 Maritime Reconnaissance and Attack aircraft until the aircraft was cut in the Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2010.

Bryning-with-Warton Parish Council is one of fifteen such councils that serves the Borough of Fylde.[10]

In his 1870 Gazeteer, Wilson reports that the chapelry of Warton also included the Freckleton township, and comprised 6,598 acres, with a population 1,325 and 270 houses. The property is described as being "much subdivided". Cotton spinning and the manufacture of sacking, sailcloth, and cordage were the main occupations.There were two churches, both described as "good". There were also two Methodist chapels.[1]

In his 1870 Gazetteer, Wilson reports that the living was a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester with a value of £350, the patron being Christ Church in Oxford.[1]

In 1835 Warton was a township in the parish of Kirkham. For probate purposes, prior to 1858, Warton was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester.

More recently, Warton has been overshadowed in importance by neighbouring Carnforth, just to the south. Carnforth rose to prominence following the building of the railway station, which was opened in 1846 by the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway Company and was originally just a single platform.

Warton is a village on the Fylde in Lancashire, England.

This is the Warton near Carnforth. There is also another Warton near Kirkham.

Ask for the gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Warton to another place.

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.

In 1940 new runways were built at Warton so that it could act as a "satellite" airfield for the RAF Coastal Command station at Squires Gate airfield in Blackpool.[3]

The present church has a sanctuary chair bearing the initials WS and MS and dated 1611. As it was William Shaw, who died in 1720, and who donated the land for the old church to be built on, it is possible that the initials are those of some of his ancestors.[7]

The village is about 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Preston and 8 miles (13 km) south-east of Blackpool. It is located on the banks of the River Ribble, close to its entry into the Irish Sea. It is best known for its airfield, Warton Aerodrome and the associated aircraft manufacturing plant of BAE Systems Military Air & Information. The village is part of the borough of Fylde.

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A little further on is Furness Abbey. Discover the medieval treasures found here and explore the impressive remains.

The advancement of Carnforth's iron industry and locomotive progress meant that Warton expanded as a place for the workforce to live, and a number of cheap terraced housing filled up the gaps on Main Street around the turn of the 20th century. By the 1940s Warton had two council estates, a large number of shops and at least two public houses. Warton now has a cricket club since 1907 and they were crowned Westmorland League champions for the first time in 2007.

Warton is home to AFC Fylde who are a football club currently playing in the National League North. Their ground, Kellamergh Park, is located on Bryning Lane.

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Warton was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.

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On 4 August 2014 the church hosted a photographic exhibition to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.[9]

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Warton Aerodrome (IATA: WRT, ICAO: EGNO) is located near to Warton village on the Fylde in Lancashire, England. The aerodrome is 6 NM (11 km; 6.9 mi) west of Preston, Lancashire, UK.

The first church, Holy Trinity on Church Road, was built in 1722 and consecrated in 1725.[4][5] Originally built as a chapel of ease to Kirkham, it eventually became a parish church with its own vicar.[6]

In 1835 the parish of Warton contained the townships of Warton, Silverdale, Yealand Conyers, Yealand Redmayne, Priest Hutton, Borwick, and Carnforth.

The rugby union club, BAE Warton Rugby, plays at Bank Lane sports ground in the village.


The final new build Tornado left Warton in 1998, a GR.1 for Saudi Arabia. Following this the main assembly hall was re-fitted as the final assembly site of the Eurofighter Typhoon. BAE estimate that modern manufacturing techniques will allow the 30 week assembly time for a Tornado to be reduced to 16 weeks for the Typhoon.

Bryning-with-Warton St Paul's Church of England Primary School is located on Lytham Road (A584). St Paul's was established in 1821 and is a Voluntary Aided Church of England primary school.[11] Holy Family Catholic Primary School is also located on Lytham Road.[12]

By the start of the 13th century, Warton had developed into an important staging post on the route north to Carlisle, Northumbria and Scotland. So much so, it was granted a charter for a Wednesday market, gallows and ordeal pit in 1200 during the reign of King John. The grant of borough status by the town's lord, the baron of Kendal, later in the 13th century confirmed the economic importance of Warton at that period.

One of the last sunk post mills in England was situated at the end of Mill Lane.[2] The mill is reflected in the name of the modern nearby street Post Lane, where a new housing development has been proposed.[3]

Warton Library was situated at 156 Lytham Road [13] The library premises closed in 2010 but has since been re-furbished and is used as staging point for police community support officers. On 8 February 2013 the premises re-opened as a community library offering a book exchange service every Wednesday and Saturday.

The oldest surviving building other than the church is the ruined rectory, built around 1267; records exist of work being carried out on the rectory until 1332. The ruins are in good condition with the gables surviving to almost their original height (around 30 ft). Now in the care of English Heritage, it is a rare survival of a large 14th-century stone house with great hall and chambers. It served as a residence and courthouse for the wealthy and powerful rectors of Warton.[3]

Access:  The rectory ruins have a gravel floor, with short grass slopes behind. Limited disabled access.

The village continued to expand during the 16th and 17th century, a large number of houses being built to line the backbone of the village, Main Street, running through Carnforth, Warton, Yealand Conyers and Yealand Redmayne

The site is not open to the public. For many years limited areas were made accessible during open days, on a four-yearly cycle alternating with Samlesbury, which the company held for the families and friends of employees and local residents. These "Families' Days" were free of charge and typically included demonstrations of activities, tours of simulation facilities and impressive flying displays. The last Families' Day was held in 2006.[7]

The present church, now dedicated to St Paul, was built in 1886. A selection of celebratory events took place for the 125th Anniversary of the church, over the weekend of 25 and 26 June 2011, including an organ recital. The church is linked with a Lutheran church in Timmerlah in the Diocese of Braunschweig in Northern Germany.[8]

Since 2012, the aerodrome has provided one of the two sites of Lancashire Enterprise Zone, the other site being at BAE Systems' Samlesbury Aerodrome.[8] The zone's site at Warton covers 72 hectares (180 acres).[9] BAE Systems, Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Enterprise Partnership coordinate the site's development.[8]

Other Information: The rectory is opened daily by a local key keeper and managed locally by Heritage Trust for the North West.

Today the airfield is a major assembly and testing facility of BAE Systems Military Air & Information. It is also part of Lancashire Enterprise Zone.

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