In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Bromyard like this:
Bromyard, market town, par., and township, with ry. sta., on river Frome, NE. Herefordshire, 17 miles W. of Worcester and 134 miles NW. of London by rail -- par., 8611 ac., pop. 2998; township, pop. 1477; P.O., T.O.; 2 Banks. Market-day, Monday; is situated in the midst of orchards and hop gardens; has malting and tanning, and mfr. of spade-handles for Birmingham; has also a fine church, originally of pure Saxon architecture, and a free grammar-school founded by Queen Elizabeth.
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 Bromyard has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Herefordshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Bromyard and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bromyard in Herefordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 09th December 2013
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