Place:Ware, Hertfordshire, England

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NameWare
Alt namesWarasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 138
Warassource: Domesday Book (1985) p 138
Waressource: Domesday Book (1985) p 138
Warressource: Domesday Book (1985) p 138
TypeTown, Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates51.8137°N 0.0345°W
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoEast Hertfordshire (district), Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Ware is a town of around 18,000 people in Hertfordshire, England close to the county town of Hertford. It is also a civil parish in East Hertfordshire district. The Prime Meridian passes to the east of Ware.

A nineteenth century description

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Ware from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles of 1887:

"Ware, market town and par. with ry. sta., Herts, in E. of co., on river Lea, 2 miles NE. of Hertford and 22 N. of London by rail - par., 4705 ac., population: 5,745; town (comprising parts of the parishes of Ware, Great Amwell, and Little Amwell), 641 ac., population: 5,277; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Tuesday. The chief industries are malting and brickmaking. The Ware malting establishments supply most of the London breweries. Among other buildings at Ware are St Edmund's College (1795), with church by the elder Pugin, and the remains of a 13th century priory. The great bed of Ware, mentioned by Shakspere, is now at Rye House, about 4 miles from the town. Ware Park and Ware Priory are seats.

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