In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Whaley Bridge like this:
WHALEY-BRIDGE, a village in Whaley-cum-Yeardsley township, Cheshire; on the river Goyt, the Peak Forest canal, and the Manchester and Buxton railway, 9¼ miles SE of Stockport. It has a post-office‡ under Stockport, and a r. station.
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 Whaley Bridge has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of High Peak. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Whaley Bridge and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Whaley Bridge, in High Peak and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th May 2013
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