Hungerford  Berkshire


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

Hungerford.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., partly in Wilts, bnt chiefly in Berks, on river Kennet, 27 miles SW. of Reading and 61½ miles W. of Lonndon by rail, 5836 ac., pop. 2965; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. The town is traversed by the old Roman road to Bath. Its situation on the Kennet, a fine trout stream, makes Hungerford a favourite resort of anglers; in vicinity of town is the seat of Hungerford Park.

Hungerford through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd July 2024

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