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Westbury  Wiltshire

 

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

Westbury.-- market town, par., and hundred, Wilts, 4½ miles S. of Trowbridge, 6½ miles NE. of Frome, and 25 NW. of Salisbury by rail, 12,027 ac., pop. 6014; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday. Agriculture forms the main industry, but there are also mfrs. of fine woollen cloths, ironworks, and a considerable trade in malt. Westbury is a place of great antiquity, with British and Roman remains. It is said to have been chartered by Edward I.; it returned 2 members to Parliament from the time of Henry VI. until 1832, and 1 member from 1832 until 1885.

Westbury through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/378

Date accessed: 14th December 2017


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