Place:


Hammersmith  Middlesex

 

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

Hammersmith, parl bor. and par., Middlesex, on river Thames, in W. of London, 2287 ac., pop. 71,939; Hammersmith returns 1 member to Parliament; it was made a parliamentary bor. in 1885. Hammersmith Suspension Bridge across the Thames was erected in 1825-27, at a cost of £80,000; it is 688 ft. long and 20 ft. wide, and was the first suspension bridge erected near London.

Hammersmith through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Hammersmith and Fulham has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Hammersmith go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hammersmith, in Hammersmith and Fulham and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/714

Date accessed: 24th September 2017


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