Ludlow  Shropshire


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

Ludlow, mun. bor., market town, and par. with ry. sta., Shropshire, on river Teme, 26 miles S. of Shrewsbury and 143 miles from London, 241 ac., pop. 5935; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Monday Ludlow was a Roman settlement, and in Saxon times was designated Leadlowe. ...

The castle, now an interesting ruin, was anciently a royal residence, in which Edward VI. was proclaimed king; and here also Milton wrote his Comus. The castle surrendered to the Parliamentarians under Brereton in 1646. Corn mills, cabinet works, and tanneries are the only industrial establishments. Ludlow returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Ludlow through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ludlow in South Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st July 2024

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