In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Keynsham like this:
Keynsham.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Somerset, on river Avon, 5 miles SE. of Bristol, 4171 ac., pop. 2482; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Thursday. Keynsham is an ancient place, and has some remains of an abbey (founded 1172). Malting, brewing, and flax-spinning are the industries; there is also some trade in connection with the neighbouring limestone works. Sheep and stock fairs are held twice a year.
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 Keynsham has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Bath and North East Somerset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Keynsham and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Keynsham in Bath and North East Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th May 2013
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