Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
PENZANCE a town, a chapelry, 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 Penzance 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.
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Lands End to Winchester 6
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 3: From Exeter to Land's End 4
Charles Wesley May 2 - Aug. 31, 1744: Cornwall 3
John Wesley 1785-90: Collects Money for the Poor; Visits House of Lords; Reasons for his Long Life 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 1: North Cornwall and Devon 2
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Plymouth to Penzance 2
John Wesley 1744-5: First Methodist Conference; Pressgangs and Mobs 2
John Wesley 1760-2: Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations; Speaking Statue; Pentecost 2
William Camden Cornwall and Devon 1
John Wesley 1754-6: Retirement in Paddington; Wesley Slandered; Premonitions 1
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 1
John Wesley 1777-80: On the Isle of Man; City Road Chapel; Wesley Visits Lord George Gordon 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
Newlyn 0 2
Chyandour 0 2
Penwith 4 2
Paul 0 2
Mousehole 0 2
Madron 0 2
Gulval 1 2
St Michaels Mount 7 2
Sancreed 1 2
Mulfra 0 2
Marazion 3 2
Ludgvan 2 2
St Buryan 3 2
Goldsithney 0 2
Perranuthnoe 0 2
Morvah 12 2
Zennor 8 2
Towednack 2 2
St Hilary 3 2
St Just 26 2