In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Rottington like this:
ROTTINGTON, a township in St. Bees parish, Cumberland; on the coast, 1 mile N W of St. Bees. Acres, 735; of which 123 are water. Real property, £745. Pop., 44. Houses, 7. A cell to St. Bees abbey was here.
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 Rottington has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Copeland. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Rottington and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rottington, in Copeland and Cumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 10th December 2013
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