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.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Amesbury, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
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