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.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bangor, in Gwynedd and Caernarvonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th March 2017
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