In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Salford like this:
Salford.-- parl. and mun. bor. and township, SE. Lancashire, on W. side of river Irwell - township, in Manchester par., 1329 ac., pop. 101,584; bor., partly also in Eccles par., 5170 ac., pop. 176,235; 4 Banks, 2 newspapers. Salford returns 3 members to parl. (3 divisions - viz., North, West, and South - 1 member for each division); its representation was increased from 2 to 3 members in 1885. See 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 Salford has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Salford. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Salford and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Salford in Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th May 2013
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