In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Whalley Range like this:
WHALLEY-RANGE, a chapelry in Manchester parish, Lancashire; 1½ mile S of Manchester r. station. It was constituted in 1854; and its Post town is Manchester. Pop., 3,980. Houses, 748. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £422.* Patrons, Trustees. The church was built in 1849.
Additional information about this locality is available for Manchester
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 Whalley Range has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Manchester. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Whalley Range and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Whalley Range, in Manchester and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th May 2013
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