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Droitwich  Worcestershire

 

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

Droitwich, municipal borough and market town with ry. sta., on river Salwarpe, a tributary of the Severn (with which it ia connected by canal), in co. and 7 miles NE. of Worcester and 125 NW. of London -- mun. bor., 1849 ac., pop. 3761; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Friday. Droitwich depends entirely upon its salt springs (or wyches), which were probably worked by the ancient Britons and the Romans, and certainly by the Saxons. ...


Many thousands of tons of salt are manufactured annually, and nearly half the total amount is exported to other countries. The bor. returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Droitwich through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/519

Date accessed: 16th June 2019


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