Ashbourne  Derbyshire


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

Ashborne, par., township, and town, with terminus ry. sta., N. Derbyshire, on river Henmore, 1¼ mile above its influx to the Dove, 12 miles NW. of Derby and 142 miles from London -- par., 10,686 ac., pop. 5291; township, 59 ac., pop. 2095; town, pop. 3485; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. ...

It has mfrs. of cotton and lace, and an active trade in malt and dairy produce is carried on. The troops of Charles I. were defeated here in 1644 by the forces of the Parliament. The seats of A. Hall. A. Green, and A. Grove are in the vicinity, with P.O. at Ashborne Green.

Ashbourne through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ashbourne in Derbyshire Dales | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 05th December 2021

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