Names for administrative units:

These names were used for units associated with Rossendale. Click on the links for details of the units and their names:

Name Unit Type Source
30UM District/Unitary Authority Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
LANCASHIRE ROSSENDALE Constituency (PBCon/BCon) Boundary Commission for England, First Periodical Report (London: H.M.S.O., 1954)
NORTH EAST LANCASHIRE ROSSENDALE Constituency (PDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
ROSSENDALE Constituency (PBCon/BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
Constituency (PDivCon) F.W.S. Craig (ed.), British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918 (London: The Macmillan Press Ltd, 1974)
District/Unitary Authority Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
Registration sub-District Registrar General, Annual Report (HM Stationery Office)
Rural Deanery F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 868.
Rural Deanery F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 1861.
ROSSENDALE AND DARWEN Constituency (BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)

NB: These are all the names of all the administrative units which we have associated with Rossendale, and you must judge whether all or even any of them are variant names for the place. They may well include the names of other locations or areas:

  • For cities, the associated administrative units will usually include parishes, especially ecclesiastical parishes, one of whose names is the name of the city followed by a saint's dedication, with just the saint's name as another variant. Parish names will sometimes also include "places" within towns.
  • Districts usually contain more than one settlement, and some districts had their names changed to take the name of a completely different settlement. As we link each administrative unit to just one of our "places", usually the last place the unit was named after, in these cases the name for a completely different place will appear on this page.
  • Similarly, a unit may sometimes be named after a particular settlement it contains and sometimes to indicate its location within a higher level unit. This was very common among British parliamentary constituencies in rural areas, one name referring to their main town and another indicating that they were in, say, the southern part of the relevant county.

Every name listed here is linked to the particular historical source in which it appears, but we cannot claim that these are all the historical names of Rossendale, or that our references are to the first usage of the names. Similarly, we have tried to ensure that names included here are not transcription errors by ourselves, but it is possible they are the result of errors made when the historical sources were printed, or the result of visiting authors or census officials mis-hearing local names.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rossendale in Lancashire | Place names, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/17295/names

Date accessed: 27th February 2020