Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
NEWBURY a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
Newbury (or Southern) Division, The parlimentary division 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 Newbury 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 3: Berkshire and Buckinghamshire 14
William Camden Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex 5
William Cobbett Nov. 9th to 21st, 1821: Gloucester to Berghclere 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 2: Somerset and Wiltshire 3
William Gilpin Bristol to London 3
William Cobbett Oct. 30th to Nov. 8th, 1821: London to Gloucester 2
William Cobbett Sept. 3rd to 6th, 1823: From Dover to the Wen 2
William Cobbett Aug. 28th to 30th, 1826: Down the valley of the Avon in Wiltshire 2
Celia Fiennes Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey 2
Celia Fiennes Buckinghamshire, Oxford and Chichester 2
Arthur Young 1776 Tour of South Wales and South Midlands 2
Gerald of Wales Book I, Ch. 2: Hay and Brecheinia 1
William Cobbett Oct. 7th Oct to Nov. 30th, 1822: Hampshire, Surrey, and Sussex 1
William Cobbett Oct. 11th to 16th, 1826: Burghclere to Lyndhurst 1
Charles Wesley 1745: London, Bristol and South Wales 1
Charles Wesley Sept. 1- Dec. 31, 1748: Ireland and central Wales 1
Charles Wesley 1750: Bristol and London 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 26, 1751: London to Bristol and the north 1
Charles Wesley Nov. 29 - Dec. 6,1753: London and Bristol 1
Celia Fiennes Marlborough 1
Celia Fiennes Another tour of the Midlands 1
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 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
Speenhamland 0 2
Sandleford 0 2
Shaw 2 2
Greenham 0 2
Donnington 1 1
Enborne 0 4
Newtown 0 3
Speen 5 2
Stockcross 0 3
Cold Ash 0 2
Faircross 0 2
Thatcham 0 2
Hampstead Marshall 2 1
Woolton Hill 0 3
Highclere 12 2
Winterbourne 0 2
Boxford 0 2
Burghclere 24 2
East Woodhay 1 2
Chieveley 0 3