In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Beaumaris like this:
Beaumaris, mun. bor. and par., seaport town, and watering-place, Anglesey, on the Menai Strait, near its junction with the Irish Sea, 7 miles NE. of Bangor and 238 miles NW. of London -- par., 1220 ac., pop. 1907; bor., 3159 ac., pop. 2239; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. There are ruins of a castle built by Edward I., and garrisoned (1643-1646) for Charles I. The harbour is very commodious. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Beaumaris united with Amlwch, Holyhead, and Llangefni in sending 1 member to Parliament till 1885.
Beaumaris is now part of the Isle of Anglesey district. Click here for graphs and data of how the Isle of Anglesey has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Beaumaris itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Beaumaris in The the Isle of Anglesey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
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