Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Gainsborough within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Gainsborough, market town, river port, par., and township, N. Lincolnshire, on river Trent, 17 miles NW. of Lincoln by rail and 145 miles NW. of London -- par., 7210 ac., pop. 12,307; township, pop. 10,979; town, pop. 10,873; 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday. The town is situated 20 miles above the mouth of the Trent at the Humber, and owes much of its importance to the canals connected with the Trent, which maintain a large traffic between the inland cos. and the coast. It is a sub-port of Grimsby. The mfrs. are linseed oil and linseed cake, malt, and cordage.
A village in Corringham hundred, in the county of Lincolnshire.