In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Hulme like this:
Hulme.-- township, Manchester par., SE. Lancashire, wholly within the municipal limits of Manchester city, 477 ac., pop. 72,147; 1 Bank; has large cotton mills, also cavalry barracks, with extensive exercise grounds.
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 Hulme has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Manchester. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Hulme and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hulme, in Manchester and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 05th December 2013
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