In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Holme Island like this:
HOLME ISLAND, a small island on the south-western verge of Westmoreland; in Morecambe bay, near the mouth of the estuary of the Kent, 4½ miles WSW of Milnthorpe. It is impinged on by the Lancaster and Ulverstone railway. Pop., 6.
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A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Holme Island has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of South Lakeland. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Holme Island and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Holme Island, in South Lakeland and Westmorland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th September 2014
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