Place:


Spalding  Lincolnshire

 

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

Spalding, market town and par. with ry. sta., Lincolnshire, on river Welland, 14 m. SW. of Boston, 12,070 ac., pop. 9260; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Tuesday. Spalding is an important railway centre, while the river has been made navigable to the town for vessels of from 50 to 70 tons. ...


It is situated in a rich agricultural district, and has a large trade, by river and by rail, in corn, wool, coal, and timber. It has also flour, bone, and saw mills, breweries, and coach works. There are remains of a priory of 1501, a fine old church (restored 1860), a grammar school, a corn exchange, and a spacious market place.

Spalding through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Spalding, in South Holland and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/104

Date accessed: 17th August 2017


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