In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Willoughbridge like this:
WILLOWBRIDGE, a village in the NW of Stafford; 7 miles SW of Newcastle-under-Lyne. Medicinal springs, formerly of some celebrity, are near it.
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Willoughbridge is now part of Newcastle under Lyme district. Click here for graphs and data of how Newcastle under Lyme has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Willoughbridge itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Willoughbridge, in Newcastle under Lyme and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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