UK Travel Guide



Tarleton in Yorkshire

Situated between Southport and Preston, Tarleton Village is a small town on the banks of the River Douglas. Tarleton features a market garden called the Tarleton Moss where engineering and household textiles are manufactured. Schooners had used the town’s two estuaries, the Ribble and the Douglas, to transport stones and coals throughout the surrounding areas of Tarleton. An act was passed in 1720 that linked the Douglas estuary to the Leeds and Liverpool canals. This improvement expedited transports and incited new activity in Tarleton. The installment of a railway also helped the town develop the Tarleton and Hasketa banks. A private company called Mere Brow created Tarleton’s large lakes named “Leisure Lakes.” All these enhancements lead a residential boom in Tarleton.