Place:


Leominster  Herefordshire

 

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

Leominster.-- mun. bor. and par. with ry. sta., Herefordshire, on river Lugg, 12 miles N. of Hereford and 157 miles from London, 8086 ac., pop. 6044; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. Three rivers - the Lugg, Pinsley, and Kenswater - pass through the town, which is situated in a fertile valley. Its commerce is maintained chiefly by hops and cider, besides which there is a large industry in the mfr. of leather gloves. Cattle and sheep are reared in the vicinity. Leominster returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Leominster through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/112

Date accessed: 23rd September 2018


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