Barnton is a civil parish and village in the north-west of England, just outside the town of Northwich, in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire. It lies north and east of the Trent & Mersey Canal which goes through two tunnels (Barnton and Saltersford) to the west of The Village.
The village has no easily identifiable centre with some shops along the Runcorn Road and others by the new Health Centre in Lydyett Lane. There are currently only two pubs, a small number for such a large village and greatly fewer than there were 100 years ago. The parish church is Christ Church in Church Road in the old part of the village; there are also Catholic, Methodist and Pentecostal churches.
Barnton F.C. were founder members of the Mid Cheshire Football League. The new village hall (the Memorial Hall) is located within the Barnton F.C. ground off Townfield Lane. The village also has a cricket club which is located close to Barnton School which is also in Townfield Lane.
Below the village where the main A533 crosses The River Weaver, a battle was fought during the English Civil War. A plaque marking this was until recently mounted on the bridge stonework.This has now been replaced.