In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Alcester like this:
Alcester, par. and mkt. tn., S.Warwicksh., at confluence of rivers Alne and Arrow, 15 miles SW. of Warwick by rail, 1530 ac., pop. 2430; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday. Has mfrs. of needles and fish-hooks.
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 Alcester has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Stratford on Avon. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Alcester and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Alcester, in Stratford on Avon and Warwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 13th December 2013
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