Tower Hamlets  Middlesex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Tower Hamlets like this:

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.

Tower Hamlets through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Tower Hamlets has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Tower Hamlets go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tower Hamlets in Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th April 2024

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