In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Rumworth like this:
RUMWORTH, a township in Deane parish, Lancashire; 2 miles W S W of Bolton. Acres, 1, 300. Real property, £7, 504; of which £1,000 are in mines. Pop.in 1851, 1, 386: in 1861, 1,861. Houses, 391. The increase of pop. arose from the erection of a cotton-milland of weaving sheds. Whitebank and Rhuddylan House are chief residences. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £40.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rumworth, in Bolton and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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