Warminster  Wiltshire


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

Warminster.-- market town and par., Wilts, on W. border of Salisbury Plain, 9 miles S. of Trowbridge and 20 miles NW. of Salisbury by rail, 6370 ac., pop. 5640; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. Warminster derives its name from an ancient nunnery. It has a chapel of time of Edward I., an endowed grammar school, town hall, market house, &c. The making of broadcloth has long ceased, but there is malting, and a considerable local trade. Roman antiquities have been found.

Warminster through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd July 2024

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