Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Portland. You may be able to find further references to Portland in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
PORTLAND, or Isle of Portland a parish Imperial

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Portland.

Place Type of entry Source
Easton village Bartholomew
EASTON a village Imperial
Fortuneswell village Bartholomew
FORTUNESWELL a village Imperial
Grove Yeats village Bartholomew
Mallams hamlet Bartholomew
MALLAMS a hamlet Imperial
REFORM a village Imperial
Wakeham village Bartholomew
WAKEHAM a village Imperial
Weston village Bartholomew
WESTON a village Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Portland within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 2: Salisbury and Dorset 13
William Camden Dorset and Somerset 2
William Camden Smaller Islands in the British Ocean 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 31, 1746: Bristol and Cornwall 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 1: North Cornwall and Devon 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Weston 0 2
Easton 0 2
Fortuneswell 0 2
Chesilton 0 2
Wakeham 0 2
Wyke Regis 0 2
Melcombe Regis 5 2
Weymouth 17 2
Chickerell 0 3
Radipole 0 2
Fleet 0 2
Nottington 0 2
Preston 0 2
Broadway 0 2
Buckland Ripers 0 2
Osmington 0 2
Sutton Poyntz 0 2
Culliford Tree 0 2
Langton Herring 0 2
Bincombe 0 2