Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
SELBY 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 Selby 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.
George Head Selby and Goole 10
Daniel Defoe Letter 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 2
George Head Carlisle and the Solway Firth 2
William Camden The Division of Britaine 1
William Camden Yorkshire: West Riding 1
Charles Wesley May 17 - Aug. 28, 1743: Bristol to Newcastle, then Cornwall 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Apr. 30, 1744: London to Newcastle 1
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 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
Wistow 0 2
Thorpe Willoughby 0 2
Brayton 0 2
Barlby 0 2
Burn 0 2
Cawood 1 2
Osgodby 0 2
Lund 0 1
Gateforth 0 2
Hambleton 0 2
Riccall 2 2
Barlow 0 1
Cliffe 0 2
Chapel Haddlesey 0 3
Biggin 0 2
Kelfield 0 2
Hemingbrough 0 2
Temple Hirst 0 3
Camblesforth 0 2
West Haddlesey 0 3