Ancestry.com. England Topographical Dictionary [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.Original data: Lewis, Samuel. A Topographical Dictionary of England. Vol. I-IV. London, England: Lewis and Company, 1831.
This well-known dictionary contains over 30,000 historical and statistical descriptions of the counties, cities, townships, and parishes of England as well as the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey and Man. The description includes the name of the place, its location, the number of inhabitants, and when available, any interesting facts such as landmark descriptions, industries, prominent individuals, schools, churches, and local activities.