Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
MANCHESTER a city, a township, a district, a parish, and a diocese Imperial
MANCHESTER AND BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY a railway Imperial
MANCHESTER AND LEEDS RAILWAY a railway Imperial
MANCHESTER, BOLTON, AND BURY RAILWAY a railway Imperial
MANCHESTER, BURY, AND ROSSENDALE RAILWAY a railway Imperial
MANCHESTER, BUXTON, MATLOCK, AND MIDLANDS JUNCTION RAILWAY a railway Imperial
MANCHESTER, SHEFFIELD, AND LINCOLNSHIRE RAILWAY a railway Imperial
MANCHESTER, SOUTH JUNCTION, AND ALTRINCHAM RAILWAY a railway Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
ARDWICK a township, three chapelries, and a subdistrict Imperial
BARLOW-MOOR a chapelry Imperial
Barlow Moor, Emmanuel ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Birch in Rusholme ecclesiastical district and hamlet Bartholomew
BIRCH, or Birch-in-Rusholme a hamlet and a chapelry Imperial
Blackley township Bartholomew
BLACKLEY a village, two chapelries, and a subdistrict Imperial
BRADFORD a township and a chapelry Imperial
BRADFORD-ROAD a chapelry Imperial
Broughton township Bartholomew
Burnage township Bartholomew
BURNAGE a township Imperial
Chorlton cum Hardy township with railway station Bartholomew
CHORLTON-CUM-HARDY a township-chapelry Imperial
Chorlton upon Medlock township Bartholomew
CLAYTON a village Imperial
Crumpsall township with railway station Bartholomew
CRUMPSALL a township and two chapelries Imperial
Culcheth hamlet Bartholomew
Denton small town and township with railway station Bartholomew
DENTON a township, two chapelries, and a sub-district Imperial
DROYLSDEN a township-chapelry Imperial
Failsworth township and railway station Bartholomew
Fairfield village and railway station Bartholomew
FAIRFIELD a village Imperial
Fallowfield ecclesiastical district and village Bartholomew
Gorton township and railway station Bartholomew
GORTON a township and a chapelry Imperial
Harpurhey township Bartholomew
HARPURHEY a township and a chapelry Imperial
Haughton township Bartholomew
HAUGHTON a village and a township Imperial
Heaton Mersey ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
HEATON-MERSEY a village and a chapelry Imperial
Heaton Moor ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Heaton Reddish ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Higher Openshaw village Bartholomew
HOPE a chapelry Imperial
Hulme township Bartholomew
KERSALL a village and a chapelry Imperial
KIRKMANSHULME a hamlet Imperial
Kirkmanshulme, Hamlet of Bartholomew
Levenshulme township with railway station Bartholomew
Longsight 2 ecclesiastical districts Bartholomew
LONGSIGHT a chapelry Imperial
Lower Broughton district Bartholomew
Lower Crumpsall ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
MILES-PLATTING a chapelry Imperial
Moss Side town and township Bartholomew
MOSS-SIDE a village, a township, and a chapelry Imperial
Moston township and railway station Bartholomew
Newton township Bartholomew
Newton Heath town and railway station Bartholomew
Openshaw town and township Bartholomew
OPENSHAW a township and a chapelry Imperial
Openshaw, Higher Bartholomew
Ordsall ecclesiastical district and railway station Bartholomew
PADDINGTON a chapelry Imperial
Redbank ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
REDBANK a chapelry Imperial
Reddish township and railway station Bartholomew
REDDISH a township and a chapelry Imperial
Rusholme town and township Bartholomew
RUSHOLME a township Imperial
Stretford town and township with railway station Bartholomew
TRAFFORD (Old) a chapelry Imperial
West Gorton, Gorton Bartholomew
Whalley Range ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
WHALLEY-RANGE a chapelry Imperial
Withington town and township Bartholomew
WITHINGTON a township and a chapelry 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 Manchester 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 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 19
George Head Liverpool 18
William Camden Durham, Lancashire and Westmorland 10
Charles Wesley Sept. 17 - Nov. 5, 1756: Midlands, Yorkshire and Manchester 7
George Head Selby and Goole 5
George Head Warrington and St. Helens 4
George Head The West Riding 4
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Durham to Shropshire 3
George Head Manchester 3
George Head North Lancashire 3
John Wesley 1737-8: Troubles in Georgia; Return to England 3
John Wesley 1751-3: Wesley's Marriage; Cornwall Smugglers; Illness and Recovery 3
William Adams Tramp Life 2
George Borrow To Beddgelert 2
William Cobbett July 30th to Aug. 2nd, 1823: Surrey, Sussex, and Hampshire 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 1: The Trent Valley 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 3: South and West Yorkshire 2
George Head The Peak District 2
George Head Visiting Mull 2
John Wesley 1754-6: Retirement in Paddington; Wesley Slandered; Premonitions 2
Feargus O'Connor O'Connor's tour of Scotland, January 1839 2
Henry Vincent Apr. 15 to 20: Bristol and Newport 2
Arthur Young 1791 Tour from Birmingham to Suffolk 2
William Adams On Tramp 1
George Borrow Over the Berwyns 1
George Borrow Conclusion: Newport and Chepstow 1
William Cobbett Aug. 24th to 28th, 1826: Burghclere to Petersfield 1
William Cobbett Aug. 28th to 30th, 1826: Down the valley of the Avon in Wiltshire 1
William Cobbett Aug. 31st Aug to Sept. 4th, 1826: Salisbury to Highworth 1
William Cobbett Sept. 12th to 27th, 1826: Malmsbury to Worcestershire 1
William Cobbett Sept. 29th to Oct. 2nd, 1826: Ryall to Burghclere 1
Charles Wesley 1738: Around London, and Oxfordshire 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 1- Apr. 27, 1747: Yorkshire, Manchester and Bristol 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 2: The Peak District 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 1: South-Western Scotland 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 2: Glasgow and central Scotland 1
Robert Gammage Gammage's first letter to the Chronicle 1
Robert Gammage Election to the Chartist National Convention in 1852 1
Robert Gammage How and Why I Became a Chartist; Schooldays 1
Robert Gammage Hampshire, Lancashire, and final reflections 1
George Head Southport 1
George Head Arriving in the Isle of Man 1
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 1
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 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
Thomas Pennant Wybunbury to Darlaston 1
Thomas Pennant July 4-17: Scarborough to Berwick upon Tweed 1
Thomas Pennant September 5-17: Inveraray to Edinburgh 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
Chorlton upon Medlock 0 2
Moss Side 0 2
Rusholme 0 2
Ardwick 0 2
Birch in Rusholme 0 2
Chorlton 0 2
West Gorton 0 2
Longsight 0 2
Kirkmanshulme 0 2
Hulme 0 2
Deansgate 0 2
Fallowfield 0 2
Whalley Range 0 2
Bradford Road 0 1
Beswick 0 2
Openshaw 0 2
Levenshulme 0 2
Bradford 0 2
Oldfield Road 0 1
Gorton 0 2