Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Ware

Ware, market town and par. with ry. sta., Herts, in E. of co., on river Lea, 2 miles NE. of Hertford and 22 N. of London by rail - par., 4705 ac., pop. 5745; town (comprising parts of the parishes of Ware, Great Amwell, and Little Amwell), 641 ac., pop. 5277; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Tuesday. The chief industries are malting and brickmaking. The Ware malting establishments supply most of the London breweries. Among other buildings at Ware are St Edmund's College (1795), with church by the elder Pugin, and the remains of a 13th century priory. The great bed of Ware, mentioned by Shakspere, is now at Rye House, about 4 miles from the town. Ware Park and Ware Priory are seats.


(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "market town and parish with railway station"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Ware CP/AP       Ware Urban CP       Hertfordshire AncC
Place: Ware

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