In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Calne like this:
Calne, town and mun. bor. and par., N. Wilts, 6 miles SE. of Chippenham and 99 W. of London by rail -- par., 8079 ac., pop. 5194; town, 410 ac., pop. 3405; mun. bor., 939 ac., pop. 2474; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday, has flax-mills, paper-mills, and flour-mills, but the principal trade is the curing of bacon. The bor. returned 1 member 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 Calne has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of North Wiltshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Calne and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Calne in North Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 02nd September 2015
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