Newmarket, Suffolk

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Newmarket is a town in Suffolk

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

Newmarket in historic gazetteers

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

Newmarket.-- market town with ry. sta., Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, 15 miles E. of Cambridge and 69½ miles NE. of London, pop. 5093; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday. Newmarket com. prises the par. of All Saints Newmarket, 320 ac., pop. 1364, and part of the par. of Wood Ditton, Cambridgeshire, and the par. of St Mary Newmarket, 250 ac., pop. 2730, and part of the par. of Exning, Suffolk. This town is famed for its race-course, races, and horse-training establishments. The course is in close proximity to the town, and extends 3 miles W. Here the Jockey Club have their chief seat. Upon the Downs there are often as many as 1000 horses in training. Seven annual race meetings are held, and are frequented by visitors from all parts of Britain and the Continent, the chief "events" being the "Two Thousand," run in April, and "Cezarewitch," run in October. These characteristics have given Newmarket the name of being the "racing capital of England." A large trade in corn is carried on.

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

Newmarket (or Eastern) Division, The, parl. div. of Cambridgeshire, pop. 47,108.

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