Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Trowbridge

Trowbridge, market town and par., Wilts, on river Biss, 11¾ miles SW. of Chippenham and 97 miles from London by rail - par., 2442 ac., pop. 11,394; town, 2080 ac., pop. 11,040, 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The mfrs. are woollen cloths, kerseymeres, and bedding; engineer-ing and brewing are also carried on. The 14th century parish church contains the tomb of the poet Crabbe, who was rector here from 1814 until his death in 1832.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "market town and parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Trowbridge CP/AP       Wiltshire AncC
Place: Trowbridge

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