Haslingden  Lancashire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Haslingden like this:

Haslingden, market town and township with ry. sta., Whalley par., NE. Lancashire, 19 miles NW. of Manchester and 205 miles NW. of London - town, pop. 14,333; township, 4342 ac., pop. 14,298; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-days, Tuesday and Saturday; is a nourishing manufacturing town. Cotton, silk, and woollens are the chief fabrics produced. Ironworks, collieries, and quarries are in operation, and through the Haslingden Canal communication is maintained with Bury, Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds.

Haslingden through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th November 2020

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