In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wardleworth like this:
WARDLEWORTH, a township in Rochdale parish, Lancashire; including large part of Rochdale borough. Real property, £61,924; of which £1,060 are in mines, and £559 in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 14,103; in 1861, 17,840. Houses, 3,534. Pop. of the R. borough part in 1861, 16,531. Houses, 3,272. See Hundersfield.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wardleworth, in Rochdale and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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