Shawforth  Lancashire


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

SHAWFORTH, a village in Rochdale parish, Lancashire; 4½ miles N of Rochdale. It has a post-office under Rochdale, a news-room, cotton-mills, and a Wesleyan chapel.

Additional information about this locality is available for Rochdale

Shawforth through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd June 2024

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