These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Birmingham. You may be able to find further references to Birmingham in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.
|Place||Type of entry||Source||BIRMINGHAM||a division||Imperial||BIRMINGHAM||Imperial||BIRMINGHAM RAILWAYS||Imperial|
This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Birmingham.
|Place||Type of entry||Source||GEORGE (St.)||a sub-district||Imperial||Ladywood||ecclesiastical district||Bartholomew|
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 Birmingham 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.||Arthur Young||1791 Tour from Cambridgeshire to Birmingham||15||Karl Moritz||Chapter 11: Oxford to Derbyshire||10||Arthur Young||1776 Tour from Essex to Shropshire||8||George Borrow||Introduction; Norfolk to Chester||6||Arthur Young||1791 Tour from Birmingham to Suffolk||4||George Borrow||Conclusion: Newport and Chepstow||3||Charles Wesley||Sept. 17 - Nov. 5, 1756: Midlands, Yorkshire and Manchester||3||William Adams||On Tramp||2||George Borrow||Llandovery||2||Charles Wesley||May 17 - Aug. 28, 1743: Bristol to Newcastle, then Cornwall||2||Charles Wesley||Sept. 2 - Dec. 31, 1743: The Midlands||2||Charles Wesley||Jan. 1 - Apr. 30, 1744: London to Newcastle||2||Daniel Defoe||Appendix to the second volume||2||Robert Gammage||Gammage's first letter to the Chronicle||2||John Wesley||1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland||2||John Byng||A Tour in the Midlands, 1789: London to Biggleswade||1||John Byng||A Tour into Kent, 1790||1||William Camden||Nottinghamshire, Derby and Warwick||1||William Cobbett||Oct. 11th to 16th, 1826: Burghclere to Lyndhurst||1||Charles Wesley||Sept. 2 - Dec. 31, 1746: The Midlands and the North-East||1||Charles Wesley||1749: Marriage to Sally Gwynne||1||Charles Wesley||Jan. 1 - Aug. 26, 1751: London to Bristol and the north||1||Daniel Defoe||Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire||1||Daniel Defoe||Letter 6, Part 3: Worcester, Hereford and Wales||1||Daniel Defoe||Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands||1||Daniel Defoe||Letter 8, Part 1: The Trent Valley||1||Robert Gammage||Working and Campaigning in Chelmsford in 1841-2||1||George Head||Liverpool||1||John Wesley||1737-8: Troubles in Georgia; Return to England||1||John Wesley||1743: Wesley Refused Sacraments at Epworth; Cornwall and the Scilly Isles||1||John Wesley||1749-50: Wesley and the Soldiers; In Ireland and Wales Again; Wesley Burned in Effigy||1||John Wesley||1760-2: Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations; Speaking Statue; Pentecost||1||John Wesley||1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days||1||John Wesley||1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents||1||Karl Moritz||Introduction||1||Karl Moritz||Chapter 10: Windsor to Oxford||1||Thomas Pennant||July 4-17: Scarborough to Berwick upon Tweed||1||Edwin Russell||Oct. 11 to Nov. 1: Condition of Farm Labourers||1||Edwin Russell||Nov. 26 to Dec. 7: Western Herefordshire||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|