Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Dorchester parish, township, and village Bartholomew
Dorchester hundred Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Overy hamlet 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 Dorchester 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 Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire 5
Karl Moritz Chapter 10: Windsor to Oxford 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 1: Middlesex, Hertford and Buckinghamshire 2
William Camden Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex 1
William Camden Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincoln 1
Charles Wesley Sept. 9 - Dec. 31, 1737: Oxfordshire, and down to Devon 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 1
Karl Moritz Chapter 11: Oxford to Derbyshire 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
Burcott 0 2
Little Wittenham 0 2
Drayton St Leonard 0 2
Warborough 0 2
Clifton Hampden 0 2
Shillingford 0 2
Long Wittenham 0 3
Marsh Baldon 0 3
Chislehampton 0 2
Sotwell 0 2
Brightwell 1 2
Stadhampton 0 2
Nuneham Courtenay 4 2
Toot Baldon 0 2
Newington 0 2
Berrick Salome 0 2
Clapcot 0 2
North Moreton 0 2
Ascott 0 2
Appleford 0 2