Montgomery  Montgomeryshire


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

Montgomery.-- parl. bor., par., and co. town of Montgomeryshire, 7 miles S. of Welshpool and 181 NW. of London by rail, 3323 ac., pop. 1194; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday. Montgomery is a very old place, having claims even to an ancient British origin. Of the castle, a fortress founded in the reign of William the Conqueror, very slight remains exist; it was reduced by the Parliamentarians. ...

There are no mfrs. Montgomery is a corporate town, with charter of 1st Henry VII. The Montgomery District of Parliamentary Boroughs (including Montgomery, Llanfyllin, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Newtown, and Welshpool) returns 1 member to Parliament.

Montgomery through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Montgomery, in Powys and Montgomeryshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 01st July 2022

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