The Nineteenth Century (1800-1899) was a period of growth and consolidation for the town of Markethill and surrounding area. A developing road and rail network allowed the area to expand its markets, supplying textile goods to even the furthest outposts of the British Empire. The time was not without its misfortunes, however: typhus at the start of the century, the famines in the middle of the century and the decline of the Gosford Estate had their impact on the local population.

Nineteenth Century graphic.