Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for TOWER-HAMLETS

TOWER-HAMLETS, a metropolitan parliamentary borough; constituted by the reform act of 1832, and then made conterminate with the Tower division of Ossulstone hundred; but reconstituted by the reform act of 1867, and then divided into two boroughs, Tower-Hamlets and Hackney. The borough, from 1832 till 1867, sent two members to parliament. Electors in 1833, 9,906; in 1863, 30,269.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a metropolitan parliamentary borough"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Tower Hamlets LB
Place: Tower Hamlets

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