In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hurst Green like this:
HURST-GREEN, a village and a chapelry in Mitton parish, Lancashire. The village stands near the river Ribble and near the boundary with Yorkshire, 3 miles NW by N of Langho r. station, and 6½ N of Blackburn; and has a post office under Blackburn. Stonyhurst College is in the neighbourhood.The chapelry does not seem to have definite limits. Pop., about 1, 500. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, not reported.* Patrons, Five Trustees.
Additional information about this locality is available for Great Mitton
Hurst Green is now part of Ribble Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Ribble Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hurst Green itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hurst Green, in Ribble Valley and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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