Pendle  Lancashire


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

PENDLE, a sub-district in Burnley district, Lancashire; averagely 3¼ miles E of Clitheroe. It comprises five townships of Whalley parish. Acres, 5, 280. Pop., 1, 784. Houses, 381. Pendle Hill here adjoins the boundary with Yorkshire; is a limestone ridge, 1,803feet high; was once forest, but is now partly moor and partly cultivated land; is crowned with three cairns, and with Malkin tower; and commands a view to York and to the Isle of Man.

Pendle through time

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How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 02nd April 2020

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