Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
FAITH (St.) a parish Imperial
WINCHESTER a city, a district, and a division Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
BISHOPS-SPARKFORD a tything Imperial
SPARKFORD (Bishops and West) two tythings 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 Winchester 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.
William Camden Wiltshire and Hampshire 17
William Cobbett Aug. 5th to 10th, 1823: Hampshire and Surrey 10
Celia Fiennes Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 9
William Cobbett Oct. 7th Oct to Nov. 30th, 1822: Hampshire, Surrey, and Sussex 8
William Cobbett Oct. 31st, 1825: Winchester to Burghclere 8
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 1: London to Winchester 6
William Cobbett Oct. 18th to 26th, 1826: Weston to Kensington 5
William Camden Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire 4
William Cobbett Sept. 25th to 29th, 1822: Kensington to Uphusband 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 4
William Camden Dorset and Somerset 3
William Cobbett Nov. 7th to 11th, 1825: Burghclere to Petersfield 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 2: Salisbury and Dorset 3
William Cobbett Oct. 23rd to 27th, 1825: Chilworth to Winchester 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 2: Oxford, Bristol and Gloucester 2
William Camden The Division of Britaine 1
William Camden Cornwall and Devon 1
William Camden Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex 1
William Cobbett Jan. 2nd, 1822: Sussex Journal 1
William Cobbett Jan. 21st to 22nd, 1822: Huntingdon Journal 1
William Cobbett Sept. 3rd to 6th, 1823: From Dover to the Wen 1
William Cobbett Aug. 31st Aug to Sept. 4th, 1826: Salisbury to Highworth 1
William Cobbett Sept. 6th to 11th, 1826: Highworth to Malmsbury 1
William Cobbett Sept. 29th to Oct. 2nd, 1826: Ryall to Burghclere 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 1: North Cornwall and Devon 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 3: The Court and Westminster 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 1: Fife and Perth 1
Celia Fiennes Wiltshire and Dorset 1
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: York and Scarborough 1
Celia Fiennes 1697: Through Kent to Canterbury and Dover 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Exeter to London 1
Robert Gammage Hampshire, Lancashire, and final reflections 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
John Wesley 1777-80: On the Isle of Man; City Road Chapel; Wesley Visits Lord George Gordon 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
Wolvesey 0 1
Milland 0 2
St Cross 0 2
Weeke 0 2
Abbots Barton 0 1
Winnall 0 2
Chilcomb 0 2
Worthys 0 1
Compton 0 2
Abbotts Worthy 0 2
Littleton 0 2
Lainston 0 2
Easton 9 2
Headbourne Worthy 0 2
Twyford 0 2
Sparsholt 0 2
Kings Worthy 2 3
Morestead 0 2
Avington 7 2
Hursley 1 2