Gainsborough  Lincolnshire


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

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.

Gainsborough through time

Gainsborough is now part of West Lindsey district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Lindsey has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Gainsborough itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Gainsborough, in West Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th April 2024

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