In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Amesbury like this:
Amesbury, par. and town, S. Wilts, 7½ m. N. of Salisbury, on river Avon, 5936 ac., pop. 1127; P.O., T.O.; contains the seat of A. Abbey. Market-day, Friday. Stonehenge is 2 miles W. of Amesbury.
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 Amesbury has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Salisbury. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Amesbury and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Amesbury, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 31st January 2015
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