In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Rosley like this:
ROSLEY, a township, with a village, in Westward parish, Cumberland; 5 miles E S E of Wigton. A stockfair is held on Whit-Monday, and every fortnight after, till 29 Sept. Pop., 252. Houses, 45.
Additional information about this locality is available for Westward
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 Rosley has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Allerdale. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Rosley and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rosley, in Allerdale and Cumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 10th December 2013
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