Ribbleton2/6/2011 by admin
Ribbleton is a suburb and ward of the city of Preston, Lancashire, England. It is located to the east of the city centre, between the A59 New Hall Lane and the B6243 Longridge Road. The M6 motorway also runs through the area. The ward had a population of 7,351 recorded in the 2001 census, of which 77.2% classed themselves as Christian. At the most recent elections, the valid electorate in Ribbleton was 5,727.
Most of the area west of the M6 is residential. The area to the east contains a large industrial estate and agricultural land and no residential. Preston cemetery is entirely contained in the Ribbleton ward, as is Preston Crematorium. Part of the suburb is inBrookfield ward, including the head office of the Booths supermarket chain and the former railway station, which was on thePreston and Longridge Railway.