In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Read like this:
READ, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; 2 miles E of Whalley r. station. Acres, 1, 490. Real property, £2, 982. Pop., 531. Houses, 101. Read Hallis the seat of R. Fort, Esq. There are a cotton-mill and a national school.
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 Read 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 Read and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Read, in Ribble Valley and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th May 2013
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