Place:


Ormskirk  Lancashire

 

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

Ormskirk, market town, par., and township with ry. sta. SW. Lancashire, 12 miles NE. of Liverpool and 209 from London - par., 30,909 ac., pop. 23,310; town and township, 573 ac., pop. 6651; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday. Tradition has it that Ormskirk is an ancient place, although its name does not appear in Domesday Book. ...


It is agreeably situated, with sufficient elevation to admit of fine views being obtained of the surrounding country. Cordage mfrs. form the leading trade, but there are also brewing and ironfounding. Market gardens are numerous in the neighbourhood, their produce of carrots and early potatoes being especially prized.

Ormskirk through time

Ormskirk is now part of West Lancashire district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Lancashire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ormskirk itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/224

Date accessed: 17th October 2017


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