Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Birstall parish and town with railway station Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
LATHAM a hamlet 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 Birstall 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.
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Apr. 30, 1744: London to Newcastle 8
Charles Wesley Sept. 2 - Dec. 30, 1745: Yorkshire and Durham 5
Charles Wesley Sept. 17 - Nov. 5, 1756: Midlands, Yorkshire and Manchester 3
Charles Wesley May 17 - Aug. 28, 1743: Bristol to Newcastle, then Cornwall 2
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 26, 1751: London to Bristol and the north 2
Charles Wesley Sept. 2 - Dec. 31, 1746: The Midlands and the North-East 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 1- Apr. 27, 1747: Yorkshire, Manchester and Bristol 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 4: Leeds and North Yorkshire 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
Brownhill 0 2
Adwalton 0 2
Birkenshaw 0 2
Carlinghow 0 2
Drighlington 0 2
Gomersal 0 2
Bruntcliffe 0 2
Batley 1 2
Heckmondwike 0 2
Staincliffe 0 2
Gildersome 0 2
Mill Bridge 0 2
Purlwell 0 1
Hunsworth 0 2
Spenborough 0 3
East Bierley 0 2
Hightown 0 1
Liversedge 0 2
Batley Carr 0 1
Morley 1 3