In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Warminster like this:
Warminster.-- market town and par., Wilts, on W. border of Salisbury Plain, 9 miles S. of Trowbridge and 20 miles NW. of Salisbury by rail, 6370 ac., pop. 5640; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. Warminster derives its name from an ancient nunnery. It has a chapel of time of Edward I., an endowed grammar school, town hall, market house, &c. The making of broadcloth has long ceased, but there is malting, and a considerable local trade. Roman antiquities have been found.
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 Warminster has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of West Wiltshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Warminster and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Warminster in West Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th May 2013
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