In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Mosborough like this:
MOSBOROUGH, a village and a township in Eckington parish, Derby. The village stands on high ground, near the river Rother, and the North Midland railway, 7 miles NNE of Chesterfield; occupies the site of a Roman settlement; commands extensive views; and has a post office under Chesterfield. The township includes the village, and extends into the country. Real property, £5,824; of which £1,505 are in mines. Pop., 1,044. Sickles and wood hoop measures are made. There are chapels for Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists, and an endowed school with £28 a year.
Additional information about this locality is available for Eckington
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mosborough, in Sheffield and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd September 2014
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