Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Gainsborough

Gainsborough, market town, river port, par., and township, N. Lincolnshire, on river Trent, 17 miles NW. of Lincoln by rail and 145 miles NW. of London -- par., 7210 ac., pop. 12,307; township, pop. 10,979; town, pop. 10,873; 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday. The town is situated 20 miles above the mouth of the Trent at the Humber, and owes much of its importance to the canals connected with the Trent, which maintain a large traffic between the inland cos. and the coast. It is a sub-port of Grimsby. The mfrs. are linseed oil and linseed cake, malt, and cordage.


(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "market town, river port, parish, and township"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Gainsborough AP/CP       Lincolnshire AncC
Place: Gainsborough

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