Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Penryn municipal borough Bartholomew
Penryn and Falmouth parliamentary borough Bartholomew

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 Penryn 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 3: From Exeter to Land's End 3
John Wesley 1754-6: Retirement in Paddington; Wesley Slandered; Premonitions 2
William Camden Cornwall and Devon 1
Charles Wesley May 2 - Aug. 31, 1744: Cornwall 1
John Wesley 1744-5: First Methodist Conference; Pressgangs and Mobs 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
Penwerris 0 2
St Gluvias 0 2
Mylor 0 2
Flushing 0 2
Mabe 0 2
Falmouth 37 2
Budock 0 2
Mawnan 0 2
Ponsanooth 0 2
Devoran 0 2
Perranarworthal 1 3
Stithians 2 3
Feock 0 3
Carnon 0 2
St Mawes 0 2
St Just in Roseland 0 2
Constantine 0 2
Gwennap 29 2
Kea 0 2
St Anthony in Roseland 0 2