In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sabden like this:
SABDEN, a village in Pendleton township, Whalley parish, Lancashire; under Spence-moor, 3¾ miles E N E of Whalley r. station, and 5¼ N W of Burnley. It has a post-office under Blackburn, the church of Heyhouses, chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, and a British school; carries on cotton-manufacture and calico printing; and has a pop. of about 1, 440.
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 Sabden 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 Sabden and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sabden, in Ribble Valley and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 10th December 2013
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