Devizes  Wiltshire


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

Devizes, municipal borough and market town with ry. sta., N. Wilts, on the Kennet and Avon Canal, 21 miles NW. of Salisbury and 86 miles W. of London, 907 ac., pop. 6645; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday; has mfrs. of silk and snuff, and a large foundry, where agricultural steam-engines and implements are made. Malting is carried on. The corn market is one of the most important in the West of England. St John's Church dates from the reign of Henry I. D. returned 1 member to Parl. until 1885.

Devizes through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Devizes, in Kennet and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd July 2024

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