In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Market Bosworth like this:
Market Bosworth, market town, par., and township, Leicestershire, 7¾ miles NE. of Nuneaton and 104 NW. of London by rail - par., 7449 ac., pop. 3978; township, pop. 881; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Wednesday. Market Bosworth has a grammar school of 1593, at which Dr Johnson was usher; 2 miles S. of the town is Bosworth Field, where in 1485 Richard III. was defeated by the Earl of Richmond (afterwards Henry VIL).
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Market Bosworth has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Hinckley and Bosworth. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Market Bosworth and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Market Bosworth, in Hinckley and Bosworth and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th July 2014
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