Market Harborough  Leicestershire


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

Market Harborough, market town and township with ry. sta. Great Bowden par., Leicestershire, on river Welland and Union Canal, 16 miles SE. of Leicester and 81 NW. of London by rail - township, pop. 2418; town (including also the greater part of Little Bowden par., Northamptonshire), pop. 5351; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday. Market Harborough stands in a rich grazing country famous for field sports. It was the headquarters of Charles I. before the battle of Naseby. It is supposed to be of Roman origin.

Market Harborough through time

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How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Market Harborough, in Harborough and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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