In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ellenbrook like this:
ELLENBROOK, a chapelry, with a r. station, in Eccles parish, Lancashire; on the Manchester and Wigan railway, 2½ miles E of Tyldesley. The living is a p. curacy. Value, £137. Patron, the Earl of Ellesmere. The church is in the Norman style.
Additional information about this locality is available for Tyldesley
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Ellenbrook has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Salford. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Ellenbrook and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ellenbrook, in Salford and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th April 2015
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