In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Paddington like this:
Paddington.-- parl. bor., par., and terminus of the Great Western Railway, Middlesex, in W. of London, 1251 ac., pop. 107,218; Paddington returns 2 members to Parliament (2 divisions - North and South, 1 member for each division); it was made a parl. bor. in 1885.- 2.
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 Paddington has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Westminster. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Paddington and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Paddington, in Westminster and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 12th December 2013
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