Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
DORKING a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
HOLMWOOD a tything Imperial
Milton Court old Tudor mansion Bartholomew
MILTON-COURT an old red-brick Tudor mansion Imperial
Milton Street village Bartholomew
MILTON-STREET a hamlet Imperial
WESTCOTT a chapelry Imperial
Westcott (or Westgate) 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 Dorking 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 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 13
William Cobbett Oct. 7th Oct to Nov. 30th, 1822: Hampshire, Surrey, and Sussex 3
Celia Fiennes Buckinghamshire, Oxford and Chichester 3
William Cobbett Aug. 5th to 10th, 1823: Hampshire and Surrey 2
William Cobbett Sept. 3rd to 6th, 1823: From Dover to the Wen 2
William Cobbett Oct. 18th to 26th, 1826: Weston to Kensington 2
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 2
William Cobbett Oct. 19th to 21st, 1825: Across Surrey 1
Celia Fiennes Epsom, Surrey 1
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 1
John Wesley 1771-3: Windsor Park; Wesley as Art Critic; Glasgow and Perth; Preaches to 30,000 People 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
Box Hill 0 2
Mickleham 5 2
Ranmore 0 2
Brockham 0 2
Mole Valley 0 2
Milton Street 0 2
Westcott 0 2
Betchworth 6 2
Headley 0 2
Holmwood 0 2
Great Bookham 0 3
Buckland 0 2
Fetcham 0 2
Little Bookham 0 2
Wotton 1 3
Leatherhead 16 2
Effingham 1 3
Walton on the Hill 0 3
Leigh 0 2
Coldharbour 0 2