Quiet village no pub or shops
Phone box in village
Post box in village
This quiet little village has pretty cottages, a green and pond. It is ideal if you want a place to have a BBQ alongside the edge of Barton Broad. There are plenty of moorings and a boatyard. The village itself has no shop or pub but is well worth a stroll round with some interesting walks. The church is a pleasant walk from the village.
Admiral Nelson's sister once lived in Barton Hall and he was a regular visitor and sailed on the Broad. The hall is not open to the public and the only access to the grounds is once a year when the village fete is held.
Barton is home to two ghost stories. The first tells of a woman accidentally killed by her father after she threatened to run away with a knight. Her face is said to appear in the lake and anyone seeing her face should be blessed with good luck. More...
The second was in the Rectory at Barton, The ghost of Miss Nelson is reported to accompany her portrait. Once haunting Cobb Hall, Yaxley, the ghost moved to Barton Turf when the painting was bought by the current owner. The painting was stolen in 1995 - the ghost vanished with it!