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photograph of the book
The 1868 National Gazetteer
by Virtue & Co.

CD ROM version
produced by Colin Hinson ©

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Price £15 post paid to your door,
anywhere in the world

For sample pages, please see the links to the Acrobat (pdf) files given below.

This Gazetteer is by far the best I have ever seen, and covers the whole of all the countries in the British Isles (this includes the whole of Ireland), though there are no maps.


There are just over 2,700 gazetteer pages contained on this CD rom, plus 130 pages of Appendices.

The above Acrobat files were extracted from the CDrom and show the quality of the images. You will need at least version 5 of Acrobat to open these files. If you do not have an up to date version please go to the Adobe web-site to obtain a free version of Acrobat Reader.

A review of this CDrom by Angela Petyt:

"This CD contains a Gazetteer of the whole of Great Britain and Ireland, published in 1868. It is certainly the most outstanding and comprehensive gazetteer I have ever consulted. The scanned pages are of high-quality and the CDs are easy to navigate. There is an enormous amount of information about every county, city, town, village and hamlet. Geography, economy, transport, religion, education and social facilities are but a few of the topics covered in each entry. In addition, the appendices feature fascinating information about population statistics, agriculture, occupations, the Poor Law, and an abstract of the 1861 census returns. This gazetteer is an essential work of reference for any historian, and gives a unique insight into mid-Victorian life".


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