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Newbury, mun. bor., market town, and par., Berk, on river Kennet, 17 miles SW. of Reading and 53 miles SW. of London by rail-par., 1242 ac., pop. 7017; bor., 1813 ac., pop. 10,144; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday. It is affirmed that Newbury rose upon the ruins of the Roman Spinf, which bequeathed its name to the hamlet of Speen, close by. The town was incorporated by Queen Elizabeth. During the Civil War 2 battles were fought in the vicinity, both resulting in victory for the Royalists. Agricultural produce supports the bulk of the town's trade; while maltings and corn mills employ a number of the inhabitants. Most of the traffic in goods is carried upon the Kennet and Avon Canal.
(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))
|Feature Description:||"municipal borough, market town, and parish" (ADL Feature Type: "cities")|
|Administrative units:||Newbury CP/AP Newbury Borough Berkshire AncC|
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