In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described East Ward like this:
EAST, a ward in Westmoreland. It forms the north-eastern division of the county; marches with Cumberland, Durham, and Yorkshire; and measures 23½ miles in extreme length from N to S, and 21 in extreme breadth. Acres, 177, 910. Pop., 15, 411. Houses, 3, 023.
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 East Ward has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Eden. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering East Ward and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Ward, in Eden and Westmorland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd May 2013
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