In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Bongate like this:
Bongate. See APPLEBY ST MICHAEL'S.
The location is that of the street called Bongate, within Appleby. Additional information about this locality is available for Appleby
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 Bongate has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Eden. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Bongate and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bongate, in Eden and Westmorland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd May 2013
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