In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Torkington like this:
TORKINGTON, a township in Stockport parish, Cheshire; 3¼ miles SE of Stockport. Acres, 820. Real property, £1,627. Pop., 218. Houses, 43.
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 Torkington has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Stockport. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Torkington and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Torkington, in Stockport and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th May 2013
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