Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
TAUNTON a town, two parishes, a district, and a hundred Imperial
Taunton, St James parish Bartholomew
Taunton, St Mary Magdalen parish Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Rowbarton ecclesiastical district 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 Taunton 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 2: Somerset and Wiltshire 8
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Bristol to Plymouth 5
William Camden Dorset and Somerset 3
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 2
William Cobbett Sept. 29th to Oct. 2nd, 1826: Ryall to Burghclere 1
Charles Wesley Sept. 9 - Dec. 31, 1737: Oxfordshire, and down to Devon 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 1: North Cornwall and Devon 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 3: Berkshire and Buckinghamshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 3: South and West Yorkshire 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Lands End to Winchester 1
John Wesley 1743: Wesley Refused Sacraments at Epworth; Cornwall and the Scilly Isles 1
John Wesley 1754-6: Retirement in Paddington; Wesley Slandered; Premonitions 1
John Wesley 1777-80: On the Isle of Man; City Road Chapel; Wesley Visits Lord George Gordon 1
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 1
Arthur Young 1776 Tour of South Wales and South Midlands 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
Rowbarton 0 1
Wilton 2 2
Holway 0 2
Bishops Hull 0 2
Staplegrove 0 2
Cheddon Fitzpaine 0 2
Stoke St Mary 0 2
West Monkton 0 3
Ruishton 0 2
Trull 0 2
Norton Fitzwarren 0 2
Orchard Portman 1 2
Kingston 0 3
Thurlbear 0 2
Bradford 0 2
Creech St Michael 0 2
Thorn Falcon 0 2
Pitminster 0 2
Corfe 0 2
Hillfarrance 0 2