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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Holme Island is now part of South Lakeland district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Lakeland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Holme Island itself, go to Units and Statistics.
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 March 2017
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