Marlborough, Wiltshire

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Marlborough is a town in Wiltshire

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

Marlborough in historic gazetteers

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

Marlborough, mun. bor. and market town, on river Kennet, 11 miles S. of Swindon and 76 W. of London by rail, 186 ac., pop. 3343; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 news-paper. Market-day, Saturday. The town is coterminous with the 2 pars, of St Mary, and St Peter and St Paul. Marlborough is supposed to take its name - formerly Marlebridge or Marleberg - from the marl or chalk hills in the vicinity. It was a royal demesne at the time of Domesday survey. The principal trades are cordage and sack mfrs., brewing, malting, and tanning. Marlborough College (1845) is an extensive and successful public school, intended chiefly for the education of sons of the clergy; it occupies the site of the Castle, built in the time of Henry I., and a royal residence in the time of Henry III. Marlborough returned 2 members to Parliament from Edward I. until 1867, and 1 member from 1867 until 1885.

Marlborough in the Domesday Book

A village in Selkley hundred, in the county of Wiltshire.

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