In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Leyland like this:
Leyland, town, par., and township with ry. sta., N. Lancashire, 4½ miles S. of Preston - par., 19,266 ac., pop. 14,116; town and township, 3726 ac., pop. 4961; P.O., T. O., 2 Banks; the trade is mainly agricultural. Leyland is a local government district.
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 Leyland has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of South Ribble. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Leyland and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Leyland, in South Ribble and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd May 2013
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