Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Towton township Bartholomew

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 Towton 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 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 2
William Camden Cornwall and Devon 1
William Camden Yorkshire: West Riding 1
William Camden Northumberland 1
Thomas Pennant Northampton to Gothurst 1
Thomas Pennant Ampthill to Luton 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
Kirkby Wharfe 0 2
Stutton 0 2
Lead 0 1
Grimston 0 2
Saxton 0 2
Scarthingwell 0 2
Kettlemans Bridge 0 1
Hazlewood 0 2
Tadcaster 1 2
Ulleskelf 0 2
Barkston 0 4
Oxton 0 2
Lotherton 0 2
Church Fenton 0 3
Newton Kyme 0 2
Little Fenton 0 2
Huddleston 1 2
Oglethorpe 0 2
Sherburn in Elmet 2 3
Bolton Percy 0 2