In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described West Derby like this:
West Derby.-- par. and local government district, SW. Lancashire - par. (partly within the bor. of Liverpool), 6203 ac., pop. 101,162; dist., 5561 ac., pop. 33,614; the sta. is 4 miles NW. of Central Station, Liverpool; the par. was, until 1847, part of Walton on the Hill par.
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 West Derby has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Liverpool. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering West Derby and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of West Derby, in Liverpool and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 07th December 2013
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