Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
ETON 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 Eton 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 4, Part 3: Berkshire and Buckinghamshire 4
William Cobbett Oct. 11th to 16th, 1826: Burghclere to Lyndhurst 2
Karl Moritz Chapter 9: Richmond to Windsor 2
John Byng A Tour of Bedfordshire in 1794: May 1
William Camden Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex 1
William Camden Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 2 - Feb. 27, 1743: Bristol and Bath 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 3: The Court and Westminster 1
George Head Property and education on Guernsey 1
Paul Hentzner A tour to Cambridge, Oxford and Windsor 1
Karl Moritz Chapter 10: Windsor to Oxford 1
Thomas Pennant Combe Abbey to Stow Nine Churches 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
Chalvey 0 2
Salt Hill 0 2
Dedworth 0 2
Upton 0 2
Slough 4 2
Boveney 0 2
Frogmore 0 2
Windsor 111 4
Clewer 0 2
Datchet 0 2
Dorney 0 2
Ditton 0 2
Stoke Poges 2 5
Britwell 0 2
Braywood 0 1
Wexham 0 2
Langley Marish 0 3
Horton 0 2
Burnham 2 3
Old Windsor 1 3