Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
KNARESBOROUGH a town, a township, 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 Knaresborough.

Place Type of entry Source
Bilton with Harrogate township Bartholomew
BILTON-WITH-HARROGATE a township and two chapelries Imperial
BREARTON a chapelry Imperial
Scriven with Tentergate township Bartholomew
Walkingham Hill with Ockaney township 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 Knaresborough 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.
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: York and Scarborough 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 4: Leeds and North Yorkshire 3
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Durham to Shropshire 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 3: South and West Yorkshire 1
Celia Fiennes Hampton Court and Windsor 1
Robert Gammage Travelling in the north in 1842 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
Conyngham House 0 2
Scriven 0 2
Plompton 0 3
Starbeck 0 2
Bilton 0 3
Farnham 0 2
Ferrensby 0 2
Scotton 0 2
Goldsborough 0 2
Nidderdale 0 1
Follifoot 0 2
Occaney 0 1
Harrogate 14 2
Clareton 0 2
Brearton 0 2
Walkingham Hill 0 2
Flaxby 0 2
Coneythorpe 0 2
Great Ribston 0 2
Little Ribston 0 3