A little about Hutton, near Preston

Hutton in Preston is a much sought after area to live. With a new development from Applethwaite coming in 2017, we thought we’d pull some information together on the village and why you’d want to live here.

Hutton is a growing and popular village and established as a very good area to live in with very low crime rates, excellent transport links and good schools. Home to Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters and with its own Parish Council, the area has growing plans to continue to maintain and better the village for its residents.

Upcoming plans for environmental and visual improvements to the villages’ local shops area are in place and a wildlife area is to be created in the recreation ground of the village hall. Once an area with a thriving fishing and labouring industry Hutton remains engrossed with shops, businesses and larger shopping centres located in Longton and Penwortham, within 2 miles of its town centre.

With a population 2,277 according to the 2011 Census families, have plenty of choice for primary schools situated in Penwortham, Longton, New Longton and Ashbridge Independent School. Centrally located within the village is Hutton C E Grammar School for boys, with a mixed sixth form, a historical feature of the area that in recent years underwent a major modernisation programme.

Little known facts…

  • The name ‘Hutton’ is derived from the old English word ‘Hoh Tun’, meaning ‘a settlement on a spur of land’. Research has indicated that there is good reason to believe that there was a settlement in Hutton five thousand years ago.
  • In 1746, Hutton Grammar School moved from Longton to its present site in Hutton. The existing building was constructed in 1931.
  • The first regular direct stage coach service between Preston and Liverpool, which passed through Hutton, commenced in 1774.
  • The late 1930s saw the commencement of the construction of the Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters, within the site of ‘Hutton Hall’, and its grounds.
  • The first concrete road was built in Preston, at Hutton, near the Police HQ.
  • Known to historians for the discovery of the Cuerdale Hoard in 1840. The find still remains to this day as the biggest amount of Viking treasure found in Western Europe.
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