Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Shefford market town and township with railway station Bartholomew
Shefford Hardwick parish Bartholomew
SHEFFORD-HARDWICK an extra-parochial tract 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 Shefford 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.
John Byng A Tour of Bedfordshire in 1794: September 2
John Byng A Tour in the Midlands, 1789: London to Biggleswade 1
William Camden Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 1
Celia Fiennes Another tour of the Midlands 1
Robert Gammage Gammage's first letter to the Chronicle 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
Campton 0 2
Meppershall 2 2
Clifton 0 2
Southill 30 2
Chicksands 12 2
Upper Stondon 0 2
Henlow 5 2
Upper Gravenhurst 0 2
Clophill 2 2
Old Warden 15 3
Lower Gravenhurst 0 2
Langford 1 2
Haynes 2 2
Shillington 0 2
Arlesey 0 2
Holwell 0 2
Silsoe 2 2
Ickleford 3 3
Upper Caldecote 0 3
Astwick 0 2