In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Bishops Waltham like this:
Bishops Waltham, par. and market town with ry. sta., N. Hants, 9½ m. SE. of Winchester and 83 m. SW. of London by rail -- 7429 ac., pop. 2484; town pop. 1184; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Friday; has ruins of bishop's castle (1135), destroyed in the civil war of the 17th century.
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 Bishops Waltham has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Winchester. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Bishops Waltham and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bishops Waltham, in Winchester and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th May 2013
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