In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Faringdon like this:
Faringdon.-- market town with ry. sta., Great Faringdon par., Berks, 13 miles W. of Abingdon and 70 miles NW. of London; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday; has trade in bacon, corn, sheep, and cattle; in vicinity is Faringdon House. Faringdon Hill commands a view of parts of Oxford, Gloucester, and Wilts.
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 Faringdon has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Vale of White Horse. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Faringdon and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Faringdon, in Vale of White Horse and Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 06th December 2013
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