Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
BETHNAL GREEN a part of Tower-Hamlets borough Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
TOWN a division 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 Bethnal Green 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 5 (London), Part 1: Overview and Suburbs 3
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Exeter to London 1
John Wesley 1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War 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
Mile End New Town 0 2
Haggerston 0 2
Whitechapel 7 2
South Hackney 0 1
Stepney 5 2
Victoria Park 0 3
Norton Folgate 0 2
Shoreditch 8 2
Mile End 0 3
Spitalfields 12 5
Hackney 9 2
Hoxton 0 2
Aldgate 0 2
St George in the East 0 2
De Beauvoir Town 0 2
Kingsland 0 2
Tower Hamlets 0 2
Shadwell 2 2
Ratcliffe 8 2
Dalston 0 2