Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Birthwaite former name of Bartholomew
BIRTHWAITE a village Imperial
Winandermere Bartholomew
WINDERMERE a village and a parish Imperial
Windermere, (or Winandermere) lake Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
APPLETHWAITE a township and a chapelry Imperial
BOWNESS a small town Imperial
LINDRETH a hamlet Imperial
Storrs hamlet Bartholomew
Troutbeck township and village Bartholomew
TROUTBECK a village and a township-chapelry Imperial
UNDERMILBECK a township 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 Windermere 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.
William Camden Durham, Lancashire and Westmorland 5
William Adams Brantwood 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 2
William Adams On Tramp 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Lancaster to Carlisle 1
George Head Workington and the Lake District 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
Applethwaite 0 2
Rayrigg 0 2
Bowness on Windermere 0 2
Belle Isle 0 3
Ferry House 0 2
Claife 0 2
Undermillbeck 0 2
Low Wood 0 2
Troutbeck 0 2
Hugill 0 2
Low Wray 0 2
Storrs 0 2
Sawrey 0 2
Crook 0 2
Winster 0 2
Staveley 0 3
Outgate 0 1
Brathay 0 2
Hawkshead 0 2
Clappersgate 0 2