Thornham  Lancashire


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

THORNHAM, a township in Middleton parish, Lancashire; 3½ miles S by W of Rochdale. Acres, 1,998. Real property, £8,018; of which £1,253 are in mines, and £15 in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 1,510; in 1861, 2,027. Houses, 379. Many of the inhabitants are employed in cotton-mills. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Thornham through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th October 2021

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