Ellesmere  Shropshire


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

Ellesmere, market town and township with ry. sta. N. Shropshire, and par. (partly also in Flintshire), on Ellesmere (Aelsmere) Mere and Canal, 11 miles SW. of Whitchurch by rail -- par., 28,046 ac., pop. 5782; township, 25,922 ac., pop. 5452; town, pop. 1875; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday; has malting and tanning. From the bowling green on the site of the old castle parts of 9 counties may be seen.

Ellesmere through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ellesmere in North Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 15th April 2024

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