In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Yeardsley like this:
WHALEY-CUM-YEARDSLEY, a township in Taxall parish, Cheshire; around Whaley-Bridge. Acres, 1,320. Real property, £3,952; of which £1,100 are in mines, £60 in quarries, and £20 in fisheries. Pop. in 1851, 693; in 1861, 1,052. Houses, 212. Yeardsley Hall was formerly the seat of the Jodrells, and is now a farmhouse. There is a Baptist chapel.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Yeardsley, in High Peak and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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