Nelson  Lancashire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Nelson like this:

Nelson.-- town with ry. sta., Whalley par., NE. Lancashire, 3½ miles NE. of Burnley and 215 miles NW. of London, 827 ac., pop. 10, 381; P.O., T.O., called Nelson in Marsden; 3 Banks. Nelson is a local government district, comprising parts of Barrowford, Great and Little Marsden, and Wheatley Booth Carr townships. Several mills and mfrs. give employment to the inhabitants, and in the neighbourhood coal is worked.

Nelson through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th October 2021

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