A TIMELINE OF BISHOPS WALTHAM

By Tim Lambert

904 The king gives a manor to the Bishop of Winchester

1001 The Danes burn Bishops Waltham

1086 Bishops Waltham is a large village with a population of about 450 and 3 watermills

c 1138 The bishop builds a palace

1194 Richard the Lionheart stays at the palace

Late 13th Century By now Bishops Waltham has weekly markets

15th Century By now wool is made in Bishops Waltham

c 1540 A writer calls Bishops Waltham a pretty town

1602 Queen Elizabeth grants the right to hold 2 annual fairs in Bishops Waltham

1644 Royalist soldiers are besieged in the Bishops Palace for 3 days. They then surrender.

1645 Oliver Cromwell orders his men to damage the Bishops Palace to prevent it being used by royalists in the future

1679 A grammar school is founded in Bishops Waltham

The Bishops Palace

1801 Bishops Waltham has a population of 1,773

1805 French sailors captured at Trafalgar are held in Bishops Waltham

1809 The first bank opens in Bishops Waltham

1841 The market in Bishops Waltham ends

1863 A railway links Bishops Waltham to Botley

1864 Bishops Waltham gains gas light

The Bishops Palace

MODERN BISHOPS WALTHAM

1867 Brick making in Bishops Waltham begins

1890s Houses are built at Newtown

1901 Bishops Waltham has a population of 3,028

1932 The railway station in Bishops Waltham closes to passengers

1957 Brick making in Bishops Waltham ends

1960-62 Bishops Waltham gains main drainage

1971 A road is built by-passing the town center

1980 Jubilee Hall is built

1986 The Bishops Waltham Society is formed

1987 A museum opens in Bishops Waltham

2001 Bishops Waltham has a population of 6,500

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