Burnley  Lancashire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Burnley like this:

Burnley, parl. and mun. bor., and township, at the confluence of the Burn and the Calder, Whalley par., NE. Lancashire, 21 miles E. of Preston, 27 N. of Manchester, and 201 NW. of London by rail -- township, 1996 ac., pop. 28,744; parl. bor., 3981 ac., pop. 63,638; mun. bor., 1731 ac., pop. 58,751; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. ...

Market-days, Monday and Saturday; has extensive cotton mills, some worsted mills, and several foundries. Coal, slate, freestone, and flagstone abound in the neighbourhood. B. has a grammar-school, founded in the time of Edward VI. The bor., created in 1867, returns 1 member to Parl.

Burnley through time

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Burnley in Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd April 2024

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