Maidenhead  Berkshire


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

Maidenhead, mun. bor. and market town, Bray and Cookham pars., Berks, near river Thames, 11 miles NE. of Reading and 24¼ W. of London by rail, 2123 ac., pop. 8220; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Wednesday. Maydenhythe is an early name of the place, which in the 12th century possessed a wharf for timber and a bridge across the river. ...

Its first charter was granted in the reign of Edward III. The town has a large timber trade, also breweries, maltings, and grain mills; and in vicinity (in Bucks) are the Taplow Paper Works. Here, at the Greyhound Inn, Charles I. bade farewell to his children. Thomas Rickman (1776-1841), the architect, was a native.

Maidenhead through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024

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