In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Bicester like this:
Bicester, par. and market town with ry. sta., in NE. of co. and 10½ miles NE. of Oxford, 3740 ac., pop. 3306; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 4 newspapers. Market-day, Friday; has lace and sacking mfrs. B. House is in the vicinity.
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 Bicester has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Cherwell. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Bicester and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bicester, in Cherwell and Oxfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th May 2013
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