Basingstoke  Hampshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Basingstoke like this:

Basingstoke .-- mun. bor. and market town, N. Hants, 14½ miles SW. of Reading, 27 miles NE. of Southampton, and 48 miles SW. of London by rail, 4172 ac., pop. 6681; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. It is connected with London by two canals; good trade in corn, malt, and timber.

Basingstoke through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Basingstoke and Deane has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Basingstoke go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Basingstoke, in Basingstoke and Deane and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th April 2024

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