In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Berkhamsted like this:
Berkhampstead, Great, par. And market town with ry. sta., W. Herts, 22 miles W. of Hertford and 28 miles NW. of London, on the Grand Junction Canal -- par., 4364 ac., pop 4485; town (which includes part of Newchurch), pop about 500 PO., TO., 1 bank, 3 Newspapers. Market-day, Wednesday. It has mfrs. of chemicals, straw-plait and fancy wooden wares. B. was the birthplace of Cowper, the poet (1731-1800).
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 Berkhamsted has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Dacorum. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Berkhamsted and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Berkhamsted, in Dacorum and Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 06th December 2013
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