In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Marlow like this:
Marlow (or Great Marlow), market town and par., Bucks, on river Thames, 5 miles NW. of Maidenhead and 32½ miles W. of London by rail, 6245 ac., pop. 4763; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. The river is here spanned by an iron suspension bridge (1835) 225 ft. in span. Great Marlow. has mfrs. of lace, paper, &c. It returned 2 members to Parliament continuously from James I. until 1867, and 1 member from 1867 until 1885.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Marlow has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Wycombe. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Marlow and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Marlow, in Wycombe and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd September 2014
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