Stamford  Lincolnshire


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

Stamford.-- mun. bor. and market town, partly in Northamptonshire but chiefly in Lincolnshire, on river Welland, 12 miles NW. of Peterborough by rail, 1766 ac., pop. 8773; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Monday and Friday. Stamford is a place of great historic interest; was one of the five chief cities of the Danes; was fortified by Stephen; and during the Middle Ages became the seat of a university and of several religious establishments, and was frequently visited by the English sovereigns. ...

It contains no less than six parish churches. It carries on an extensive trade both by river and rail, is the centre of an agricultural district, and has mfrs. of agricultural implements and a large malting business. Stamford was chartered by Edgar (972) and by Edward IV.; it regularly returned 2 members to Parliament from the time of Henry VIII. until 1867, and 1 member from 1867 until 1885.

Stamford through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stamford, in South Kesteven and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th April 2024

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