In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ravenscliffe like this:
RANSCLIFF, a township in Wolstanton parish, Stafford; 1 mile N W of Burslem. Real property, £14, 754; of which £13,000 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 1, 274; in 1861, 1, 443. Houses, 273.
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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 Ravenscliffe has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Newcastle under Lyme. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Ravenscliffe and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ravenscliffe, in Newcastle under Lyme and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 07th December 2013
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