Clifton  Lancashire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Clifton like this:

CLIFTON, a township in Eccles parish, Lancashire; on the Bury and Bolton canal, and on the Manchester and Bolton railway, at the junction of the East Lancashire railway, 4½ miles NW of Manchester. It has a station on the railway, called the Clifton Junction. Acres, 820. Real property, £10, 516, of which £6, 623 are in mines. Pop., 2, 140. Houses, 365. Coal is worked. Clifton House is the seat of J. Fletcher, Esq.

Clifton through time

Clifton is now part of Salford district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salford has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Clifton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Clifton, in Salford and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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