Content derived from research undertaken as part of the Victoria County History project
The town was held by Brictric, a Saxon in 1086 after his father had held it at the conquest of William the conqueror in 1066.
Chartism was nationwide movement for voting reform in Victorian England.
Benjamin Lansdown was born in Trowbridge in 1819 and was the son of a woollen mill employee.
Trowbridge Barracks was erected in Bradley Road in 1794 by contractor John Scobell.