These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Shaftesbury. You may be able to find further references to Shaftesbury in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.
|Place||Type of entry||Source||SHAFTESBURY||a town, three parishes, a sub-district, and a district||Imperial||SHASTON (East and West)||a division||Imperial|
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 Shaftesbury 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||Dorset and Somerset||3||Daniel Defoe||Letter 3, Part 2: Salisbury and Dorset||3||Daniel Defoe||Letter 4, Part 2: Somerset and Wiltshire||2||Celia Fiennes||Wiltshire and Dorset||1||John Wesley||1771-3: Windsor Park; Wesley as Art Critic; Glasgow and Perth; Preaches to 30,000 People||1|
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