In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cuerdale like this:
CUERDALE, a township in Blackburn parish, Lancashire; on the river Ribble, 2½ miles E of Preston. Acres, 500. Real property, £1, 098. Pop., 56. Houses, 11.
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 Cuerdale has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of South Ribble. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Cuerdale and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cuerdale, in South Ribble and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th May 2013
Click here for more detailed advice on finding places within A Vision of Britain through Time, and maybe some references to other places called "Cuerdale".