Biggleswade  Bedfordshire


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

Biggleswade, par. and market town with ry. sta., E. Bedfordshire, on navigable river Ivel, 9½ miles SE. of Belford and 41 miles NW. of London by rail -- par., 4310 ac., pop. 4947; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. B. has trade in grain, timber, and coal (by means of the river); mfrs. of thread, lace, straw-plait; and its corn market is one of the largest in England.

Biggleswade through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Biggleswade in Mid Bedfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 13th April 2024

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