MUSBURY, a township in Bury parish, Lancashire; 3 miles S W of Haslingden. Acres, 1, 170. Real property, £3,090; of which £47 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 1,228; in 1861, 997. Houses, 205. The decrease of pop. was caused mainly by the discontinuance of employment in a mill. The chapelry of Helmshore includes the township, and sometimes bears its name. See Helmshore.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)