In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Tunstead like this:
TUNSTEAD, a chapelry in Whalley and Rochdale parishes, Lancashire; 4 miles ESE of Haslingden. It contains the r. station and post-office of Stacksteads, and the village of Acre-Mill; it has two hotels, a literary institute, a working-men's club, co-operative shops, a reading room, and a small workhouse; and it was constituted in 1858. Pop. in 1861, 4,681. Houses, 908. Heath Hill, Spring Hill, and Fern Hill are chief residences; and there are many neat villas. Cotton manufacture, woollen manufacture, and stone-quarrying are largely carried on. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £300.* Patrons, Trustees. The church was built in 1840. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, and a large national school.
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 Tunstead 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 Tunstead and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tunstead, in Rossendale and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th May 2013
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