In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Bangor like this:
Bangor.-- par., parl. bor., and market town, Carnarvonsh., near Menai Strait, 60 m. W. of Chester and 238 m. NW. of London by rail -- par., 7543 ac., pop. 11,370; parl. bor., pop. 9026; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers.Market-days, Tuesday and Friday. It is much resorted to for sea-bathing and the beautiful scenery around it. The see of B. is the oldest in Wales; the cathedral is an interesting building. Slate is extensively quarried for exportation. B. is one of the Carnarvon dist. Of parliamentary boroughs, and with Carnarvon, Conway, Criccieth, Nevin, and Pwllheli returns 1 member to Parl.
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 Bangor has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Gwynedd. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Bangor and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bangor, in Gwynedd and Caernarvonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 31st July 2015
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