Banbury  Oxfordshire


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

Banbury, mun. bor. and par. with ry. sta., Oxfordshire, on river Cherwell, 21 miles N. of Oxford and 78 miles NW. of London by rail -- par., 3408 ac., pop. 9660; local government dist., 4682 ac., pop. 12,072; mun. bor., 81 ac., pop. 3600; 5 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday. It has foundries and breweries; also mfrs. of cheese and the familiar Banbury cakes. The battle of Banbury was fought (1469) on the neighbouring plain of Danesmoor. The bor. returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Banbury through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Banbury, in Cherwell and Oxfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd April 2024

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