In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Edmonton like this:
Edmonton.-- town and par. (ry. sta. Lower Edmonton), Middlesex, on New River, 7½ miles N. of London, 7483 ac. (86 water), pop. 23,463; P.O., T.O., at Lower Edmonton, and P.O. at Upper Edmonton; has trade in timber by means of the Lea River navigation. The "Bell at Edmonton" has been rendered famous by Cowper's John Gilpin. Charles and Mary Lamb are buried in the church.
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 Edmonton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Enfield. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Edmonton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Edmonton, in Enfield and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd May 2015
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