Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
YEOVIL a town, 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 Yeovil.

Place Type of entry Source
Hendford ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
HENDFORD a chapelry Imperial
Huntly tithing Bartholomew
HUNTLY a tything Imperial
WIGDON a tything Imperial
Yeovil Marsh ecclesiastical district 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 Yeovil 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 3, Part 2: Salisbury and Dorset 5
William Camden Dorset and Somerset 1
Robert Gammage Eight months in Sherborne 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
Kingston Pitney 0 1
Hendford 0 2
Preston Plucknett 1 3
Stone 0 2
Barwick 0 2
Alvington 0 2
Yeovil Marsh 0 1
Brympton 1 2
Stoford 0 2
Bradford Abbas 0 2
Thorne 0 2
Over Compton 0 2
East Coker 0 2
Lufton 0 2
Mudford 0 2
Clifton Maybank 1 2
West Coker 0 3
Chilthorne Domer 0 2
Odcombe 1 2
Nether Compton 0 3