In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Edenfield like this:
EDENFIELD, a chapelry and a sub-district in Haslingden district, Lancashire. The chapelry is in Bury parish; lies on the Rosendale railway, 2½ miles S of Haslingden; and has a post office under Bury-Lane. Pop., 3, 074. The property is subdivided. Many of the inhabitants are employed in cotton mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. -Value, £163.* Patron, the Rector of Bury. The church is tolerable; and there are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists.The sub-district contains the townships of Musbury and Tottington-Higher-End. Acres, 4, 856. Pop., 4, 723. Houses, 904.
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 Edenfield has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Rossendale. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Edenfield and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Edenfield, in Rossendale and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd May 2013
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