Place:


Bilston  Staffordshire

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Bilston like this:

Bilston, market town, W. Staffordshire, 2½ miles SE. of Wolverhampton and within its parl. bor., 139 miles from London by rail, 1845 ac., pop. 22,730; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Monday and Saturday. It is a great centre of hardware trade -- iron and brass castings, tin and japanned wares, &c., with extensive iron foundries and smelting works, and potteries. ...


In vicinity are productive coal and ironstone mines, also an abundance of fine sand for casting, and a very hard stone suitable for grindstones. It contains eccl. dists. of B. St Leonard, pop. 7181; B. St Luke, 4300; and B. St Mary, 4010.

Bilston through time

Bilston is now part of Wolverhampton district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wolverhampton has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bilston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bilston, in Wolverhampton and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/221

Date accessed: 18th August 2017


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