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

BISHOPS WALTHAM 1500-1800

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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