In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Roeburndale like this:
ROEBURNDALE, a township in Melling parish, Lancashire; near the boundary with Yorkshire, 9 miles E N E of Lancaster. Acres, 8, 845. Real property, £2, 310; of which £60 are in quarries. Pop., 144. Houses. 23. Much of the land is moor and mountain.
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 Roeburndale has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Lancaster. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Roeburndale and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Roeburndale, in Lancaster and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 07th December 2013
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