Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Wanstead town and parish Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Snaresbrook village with railway station Bartholomew
SNARESBROOK a village 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 Wanstead 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 1, Part 1: Through Essex to Colchester 4
William Camden Essex and Suffolk 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 1: Middlesex, Hertford and Buckinghamshire 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 1
Celia Fiennes Buckinghamshire, Oxford and Chichester 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
Snaresbrook 0 2
Leytonstone 0 2
Aldersbrook 0 2
Woodford 2 4
Cann Hall 0 2
Leyton 4 2
Walthamstow 2 3
Forest Gate 0 2
Waltham Forest 1 1
Ilford 3 3
Woodford Bridge 0 2
Little Ilford 0 2
Highams Park 0 1
Barkingside 0 2
Upton 0 2
Stratford 0 2
Woodford Wells 0 2
West Ham 2 3
East Ham 0 3
Upton Park 0 1