Ware  Hertfordshire


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

Ware, market town and par. with ry. sta., Herts, in E. of co., on river Lea, 2 miles NE. of Hertford and 22 N. of London by rail - par., 4705 ac., pop. 5745; town (comprising parts of the parishes of Ware, Great Amwell, and Little Amwell), 641 ac., pop. 5277; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Tuesday. ...

The chief industries are malting and brickmaking. The Ware malting establishments supply most of the London breweries. Among other buildings at Ware are St Edmund's College (1795), with church by the elder Pugin, and the remains of a 13th century priory. The great bed of Ware, mentioned by Shakspere, is now at Rye House, about 4 miles from the town. Ware Park and Ware Priory are seats.

Ware through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ware in East Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th April 2024

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