Sawley  West Riding


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

SAWLEY, an extra-parochial tract, with a village, in the district of Clitheroe and W. R. Yorkshire; on the river Ribble, 4 miles N E by N of Clitheroe. Acres, 2, 240. Real property, £3, 737. Pop., 254. Houses, 42. A Cistertian abbey, on a site adjacent to the village, was founded in 1147 by William de Percy; and had a cruciform church, 185 feet long from E to W, and 125 from N to S. Greatpart of the nave and transept still stands, and presentsinteresting features.

Sawley through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sawley, in Ribble Valley and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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