In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hamer like this:
HAMER, a chapelry in Rochdale parish, Lancashire; comprising a suburb of Rochdale, with several large factories. Pop., 3, 390. The living is a vicarage. Value £200. The church was built in 1867, at a cost of £5, 000.
Additional information about this locality is available for Rochdale
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 Hamer has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Rochdale. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Hamer and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hamer, in Rochdale and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 10th December 2013
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