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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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 Willoughbridge 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 Willoughbridge and units named after it.
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: 31st January 2015
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