In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Leominster like this:
Leominster.-- mun. bor. and par. with ry. sta., Herefordshire, on river Lugg, 12 miles N. of Hereford and 157 miles from London, 8086 ac., pop. 6044; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. Three rivers - the Lugg, Pinsley, and Kenswater - pass through the town, which is situated in a fertile valley. Its commerce is maintained chiefly by hops and cider, besides which there is a large industry in the mfr. of leather gloves. Cattle and sheep are reared in the vicinity. Leominster returned 1 member to Parliament 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 Leominster has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Herefordshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Leominster and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Leominster in Herefordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 11th December 2013
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