Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
PRESTON a town, a township, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
PRESTON and WYRE railway a railway Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Ashton-on-Ribble ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
ASHTON-ON-RIBBLE a chapelry Imperial
Barton township and railway station Bartholomew
Broughton township and railway station Bartholomew
BROUGHTON a township-chapelry and a subdistrict Imperial
Elston township Bartholomew
ELSTON a township Imperial
Fishwick township Bartholomew
FISHWICK a township Imperial
GRIMSARGH a township and a chapelry Imperial
Grimsargh with Brockholes township and railway station Bartholomew
Haighton township Bartholomew
HAIGHTON a township Imperial
INGOL a hamlet Imperial
LEA a township Imperial
Lea, Ashton, Ingol, and Cottam township Bartholomew
Ribbleton township Bartholomew
RIBBLETON 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 Preston 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.
George Head North Lancashire 14
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 5
William Adams On Tramp 3
William Adams Tramp Life 3
William Camden Durham, Lancashire and Westmorland 3
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Cheshire and Lancashire 3
William Adams Brantwood 1
William Cobbett Aug. 24th to 28th, 1826: Burghclere to Petersfield 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 1: Cheshire and North-West Midlands 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 11: South-Eastern Scotland 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 1: South-Western Scotland 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 2: Glasgow and central Scotland 1
George Head Carlisle and the Solway Firth 1
Thomas Pennant September 18-23: The Borders and back to Cheshire 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 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
Fishwick 0 2
Fulwood 0 2
Ribbleton 0 2
Ashton on Ribble 0 2
Ingol 0 2
Cuerdale 0 2
Broughton 0 2
Higher Walton 0 3
Walton le Dale 1 3
Grimsargh 0 2
Haighton 0 2
Penwortham 1 2
Howick 0 2
Lostock Hall 0 2
Bamber Bridge 0 2
Elston 0 2
Farington 0 2
Cuerdon 0 2
Samlesbury 1 2
Lea 0 5