In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Tameside like this:
TAME (The), a river of Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Cheshire; rising near Saddleworth; and running about 18 miles south-westward, past Staleybridge, to the Mersey at Stockport.
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 Tameside has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Tameside. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Tameside and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tameside in Greater Manchester | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th May 2013
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