In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Oughterside like this:
OUGHTERSIDE and ALLERBY, a township in Aspatria parish, Cumberland; on the river Ellen, down to the coast, 5½ miles N W of Maryport. Acres, 2, 466; of which 314 are water. Real property, £5, 491; of which £3, 672 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 662; in 1861, 705. Houses, 141. Coal is largely worked.
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 Oughterside has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Allerdale. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Oughterside and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Oughterside, in Allerdale and Cumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd May 2013
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