Place:


Kenilworth  Warwickshire

 

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

Kenilworth.-- market town and par., with ry. sta., Warwickshire, 4 miles N. of Warwick and 99 from London, 6460 ac., pop. 4150; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Wednesday. Kenilworth is chiefly famed for its castle, founded in reign of Henry I. Within its walls Queen Elizabeth and her Court were magnificently entertained by the Earl of Leicester in 1575. The castle is now one of the most celebrated ruins in England. Kenilworth possesses a grammar school, and interesting remains of an abbey founded in 1122.

Kenilworth through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kenilworth, in Warwick and Warwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/936

Date accessed: 20th September 2017


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