In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Buckingham like this:
Buckingham, mun. bor., par., and former co. town of Bucks, on river Ouse, 17 miles NW. of Aylesbury, 24 NE. of Oxford, and 61 from London by rail, 5007 ac., pop. 3585; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Monday and Saturday; an ancient town, almost encircled by the river, which is here crossed by 3 bridges; it has a Free Grammar-School, founded by Edward VI., and is an agricultural centre, with numerous fairs for horses, cattle, and sheep. Malting and tanning are carried on, and limestone and marble are quarried in the vicinity. The bor. returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.
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 Buckingham has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Aylesbury Vale. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Buckingham and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Buckingham, in Aylesbury Vale and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th May 2013
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