Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
PENRITH a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
Penrith (or Mid) Division parliamentary division Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Carleton hamlet and seat Bartholomew
CARLETON a hamlet Imperial
DOCKRAY a constablewick Imperial
EAMONT-BRIDGE a division of Penrith parish Imperial
PLUMPTON-HEAD a hamlet 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 Penrith 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.
Thomas Pennant September 18-23: The Borders and back to Cheshire 9
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Lancaster to Carlisle 8
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 7
William Camden Cumberland 3
George Head The Solway Coast 2
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 2
George Head Workington and the Lake District 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
Plumpton Head 0 1
Carleton 0 2
Newton Reigny 0 2
Catterlen 0 2
Eamont Bridge 0 2
Mayburgh 0 2
Edenhall 0 3
Leath 0 2
Yanwath 0 2
Great Salkeld 1 3
Stainton 0 2
Langwathby 0 2
Great Blencow 0 3
Dacre 1 4
Little Blencow 0 2
Sockbridge 0 2
Old Penrith 0 2
Dalemain 0 2
Clifton 0 2
Eden 0 2