Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
MINEHEAD a small town, a parish, and a sub-district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Periton hamlet Bartholomew
PERITON a hamlet Imperial
Vineford hamlet Bartholomew
VINEFORD a hamlet Imperial
Woodcombe hamlet Bartholomew
WOODCOMBE a hamlet 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 Minehead 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 4, Part 2: Somerset and Wiltshire 4
Charles Wesley May 2 - Aug. 31, 1744: Cornwall 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 1: North Cornwall and Devon 1
John Wesley 1749-50: Wesley and the Soldiers; In Ireland and Wales Again; Wesley Burned in Effigy 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
Staunton 0 2
Alcombe 0 2
Dunster 4 2
Wootton Courtenay 0 2
Selworthy 0 2
Timberscombe 0 2
Holnicote 0 2
Carhampton 1 3
Bossington 0 2
Blue Anchor 0 2
Withycombe 0 2
Luccombe 0 3
Chapel Cleeve 0 2
Luxborough 0 2
Cutcombe 0 2
Old Cleeve 0 2
Porlock 6 2
Stoke Pero 0 2
St Decumans 0 2
Watchet 5 2