In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Runnymede like this:
Runney Mead, broad level meadow (now a race-course), Surrey, on river Thames, in NW. vicinity of Egham and 2 miles W. of Staines; here, or on Magna Charta Island adjacent, King John signed the great charter, June l9,1215; Runneymead Park, seat, is here.
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 Runnymede has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Runnymede. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Runnymede and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Runnymede in Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th May 2013
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