Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
WEYMOUTH a town, a parish, 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 Weymouth 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 3, Part 2: Salisbury and Dorset 10
William Camden Dorset and Somerset 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 2: Harwich and Suffolk 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 3: From Exeter to Land's End 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 1
George Head Property and education on Guernsey 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
Melcombe Regis 5 2
Radipole 0 2
Nottington 0 2
Broadway 0 2
Chickerell 0 3
Preston 0 2
Buckland Ripers 0 2
Culliford Tree 0 2
Wyke Regis 0 2
Bincombe 0 2
Upwey 0 3
Wabyhouse 0 2
Fleet 0 2
Sutton Poyntz 0 2
Langton Herring 0 2
Osmington 0 2
Winterborne Came 0 2
Winterborne Monkton 0 2
Portesham 0 3
Winterborne Herringston 0 2