In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Gorbals like this:
Gorbals, par., Glasgow, on S. side of river Clyde, 25 ac., pop. 5567; P.O., called Gorbal's Cross.
The location is that of the name "Gorbals" on modern 1:25,000 maps.
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 Gorbals has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Glasgow. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Gorbals and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Gorbals, in Glasgow and Lanarkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd October 2016
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