Horncastle  Lincolnshire


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

Horncastle.-- market town and par., with ry. sta., mid. Lincolnshire, on river Bain, at foot of the Wolds, 21 miles E. of Lincoln and 130 miles from London, 1818 ac., pop. 4818; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. Horncastle has an important trade in corn and wool, also in malting and brewing. In addition to its weekly market 3 fairs are held, the horse fair being one of the largest in the United Kingdom. Remains of Roman fortifications and other antiquities abound in the neighbourhood.

Horncastle through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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