Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Ringwood

Ringwood.-- market town and par. with ry. sta. (Ringwood Junction), Hants, on river Avon, 8 miles N. of Christchurch and 24½ miles SW. of Southampton by rail, 10,365 ac., pop. 3830; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. Ringwood was a place of some importance in Saxon times. It has long been famous for its gloves and its ale. Bishop Stillingfleet (1635-1699) was educated at the grammar school.

(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: Ringwood AP/CP       Hampshire AncC
Place: Ringwood

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