Bury, England

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Bury is a town in England

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Bury within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Bury in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Bury.-- parl. and mun. bor., par., and township, SE. Lancashire, 11 miles NW. of Manchester and 195 NW. of London by rail -- par., 25,916 ac. (265 water), pop. 90,494; township, 2330 ac., pop. 39,283; parliamentary bor., pop. 53,240; mun. bor., 3390 ac., pop. 52,213; 4 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. B. is situated on an eminence between the Irwell and the Roche, and is a clean, well-built town. The staple industry is the cotton mfr.; but there are also extensive works for bleaching, calico-printing, dyeing, engine-making, and the making of machinery; there is still some woollen mfr.; and in the district are coal pits and stone quarries. Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850) was born at the adjoining seat of Chamber Hall. B. is connected by canal with Manchester and Bolton. The bor. returns 1 member to Parliamen.

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