Place:


Bangor  Caernarvonshire

 

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.

Bangor through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/123

Date accessed: 20th August 2017


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