In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Godalming like this:
Godalming.-- mun. bor., market town, and par., W. Surrey, on river Wye, 34½ miles SW. of London by rail -- par., 9049 ac., pop. 8640; bor., 90 ac., pop. 2505; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. The town was first incorporated in 1572, but it is said to be of Saxon origin. Mfrs. of stockings, gloves, flannels, paper, &c., are carried on to a small extent. There are 2 stations -- Godalming Old Station (terminus of London and South-Western Ry.) and Godalming New Station, on direct Portsmouth line.
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 Godalming has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Waverley. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Godalming and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Godalming, in Waverley and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st May 2013
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