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Garstang, Lancashire

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Garstang, Lancashire

Garstang is a small town and civil parish within the Wyre borough of Lancashire, England. It is ten miles north-northwest of the city of Preston and eleven miles south of Lancaster, and had a total resident population of 4,074 in 2001. It is famous for being the world's first ever Fairtrade Town.
DistrictWyre
Post townPRESTON
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD4945
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01995
Population4,074 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Garstang, Lancashire has been known in the past

Gascoyn ~ Goscoyne ~ Cherestanc

Garstang, Lancashire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Garstang, market town, par., and township (ry. sta. Garstang and Catterall), N. Lancashire, on river Wyre, 10½ miles S. of Lancaster -- par., 29,422 ac. and 4439 foreshore, pop. 6645; township, 503 ac., pop. 783; town, pop. 2769; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Thursday. The neighbourhood contains several very large cotton factories.

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