In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Bedale like this:
Bedale, par. and market town with ry. sta., North-Riding Yorkshire, 7 miles SW. of Northallerton -- par., 10,377 ac., pop. 2800; township, 1682 ac., pop. 1046; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday.
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 Bedale has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Hambleton. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Bedale and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bedale, in Hambleton and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st May 2013
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