In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Little Bowland like this:
BOWLAND (Little), a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; under Bleasdale, 7 miles N W of Clitheroe. Acres, with Leagram township, 7,690. Real property, with Leagram, £3,296. Pop., 123. Houses, 19.
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 Little Bowland has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Ribble Valley. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Little Bowland and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Little Bowland, in Ribble Valley and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 09th December 2013
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