In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Market Harborough like this:
Market Harborough, market town and township with ry. sta. Great Bowden par., Leicestershire, on river Welland and Union Canal, 16 miles SE. of Leicester and 81 NW. of London by rail - township, pop. 2418; town (including also the greater part of Little Bowden par., Northamptonshire), pop. 5351; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday. Market Harborough stands in a rich grazing country famous for field sports. It was the headquarters of Charles I. before the battle of Naseby. It is supposed to be of Roman origin.
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 Market Harborough has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Harborough. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Market Harborough and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Market Harborough, in Harborough and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th June 2013
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