Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
MARLBOROUGH a town, two parishes, 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 Marlborough 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 4, Part 2: Somerset and Wiltshire 6
William Camden Wiltshire and Hampshire 4
William Gilpin Bristol to London 4
William Cobbett Aug. 28th to 30th, 1826: Down the valley of the Avon in Wiltshire 3
Charles Wesley Jan. 3 - Aug. 31, 1737: Devon, and around London 3
William Cobbett Aug. 24th to 28th, 1826: Burghclere to Petersfield 2
Celia Fiennes Marlborough 2
Arthur Young 1776 Tour of South Wales and South Midlands 2
William Cobbett Oct. 30th to Nov. 8th, 1821: London to Gloucester 1
William Cobbett Oct. 7th Oct to Nov. 30th, 1822: Hampshire, Surrey, and Sussex 1
William Cobbett Sept. 29th to Oct. 2nd, 1826: Ryall to Burghclere 1
Charles Wesley 1749: Marriage to Sally Gwynne 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 2: Salisbury and Dorset 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 3: Worcester, Hereford and Wales 1
Celia Fiennes Wiltshire and Dorset 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
St Margaret 0 2
Furze Cope 0 2
Clatford 0 2
Preshute 1 2
Mildenhall 0 2
Overton Heath 0 2
Clatford Park 0 2
Fyfield 0 2
Lockeridge 0 1
Savernake 1 6
Ogbourne St Andrew 0 2
West Overton 1 5
Leigh Hill 0 2
Selkley 0 2
Wootton Rivers 1 2
Huish 0 3
Ogbourne St George 2 3
Oare 0 2
East Kennett 0 2
Wilcot 0 2