Ribble Valley  Lancashire


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

RIBBLE (The), a river of Yorkshire and Lancashire. It rises on Whernside mountain, in Yorkshire; runssouthward, past Settle and Gisburn, to the boundary with Lancashire; traces that boundary 5¾ miles south-westward, past Clitheroe; and proceeds across Lancashire, west-south-westward, past Ribchester, Preston, and Lytham, to the Irish sea, opposite Southport. ...

It receives numerous small tributaries within Yorkshire; receives the Hodder, the Calder, the Darwent, and the Douglas within Lancashire; and expands gradually, from the lower vicinity of Preston to the sea, into an estuaryabout 5½ miles wide at the mouth. The navigation of it, for sea-borne vessels up to Preston, has recently been improved; and is guided by lights near Lytham and on Stanner Point.

Ribble Valley through time

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How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 29th May 2022

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