Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
CONGLETON a town, a township, three chapelries, a sub-district, and a district 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 Congleton 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.
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 3
William Camden Shropshire and Cheshire 2
Charles Wesley Sept. 2 - Dec. 31, 1746: The Midlands and the North-East 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 1: The Trent Valley 1
Thomas Pennant Wybunbury to Darlaston 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
Mossley 0 2
Buglawton 0 2
Eaton By Congleton 1 2
Hulme Walfield 0 2
Astbury 0 4
North Rode 0 3
Radnor 0 2
Moreton 0 2
Rushton 0 2
Biddulph 1 4
Somerford 0 4
Alcumlow 0 1
Marton 0 2
Biddulph Moor 0 1
Mowcop 0 2
Bosley 0 2
Knypersley 0 2
Odd Rode 0 2
Smallwood 0 2
Dales Green 0 2