These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Colchester. You may be able to find further references to Colchester in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.
|Place||Type of entry||Source||Colchester||division||Bartholomew||COLCHESTER||a town, a district, and a division||Imperial||COLCHESTER, SUDBURY, AND HALSTEAD RAILWAY||a railway||Imperial||St Botolph||parish and railway station||Bartholomew|
This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Colchester.
|Place||Type of entry||Source||Blatch Ground||hamlet||Bartholomew||SPITAL||a hamlet||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 Colchester 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 1, Part 1: Through Essex to Colchester||22||Celia Fiennes||1698 Tour: London to Bury St Edmunds||8||William Camden||Essex and Suffolk||6||Daniel Defoe||Letter 1, Part 2: Harwich and Suffolk||5||William Camden||Romans in Britaine (1)||4||John Wesley||1785-90: Collects Money for the Poor; Visits House of Lords; Reasons for his Long Life||3||Arthur Young||1784 Tour of Suffolk||3||Daniel Defoe||Letter 2, Part 1: Kent Coast and Maidstone||2||Daniel Defoe||Appendix to the second volume||2||Robert Gammage||Chelmsford, Oxford and Nottinghamshire||2||John Wesley||1757-9: "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Advice to Travelers; French Prisoners||2||Henry Broadhurst||In Journeyings Often||1||William Camden||The Division of Britaine||1||William Camden||Yorkshire: West Riding||1||Daniel Defoe||Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire||1||Daniel Defoe||Appendix to letter 1||1||Daniel Defoe||Letter 4, Part 2: Somerset and Wiltshire||1||Daniel Defoe||Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands||1||Daniel Defoe||Letter 8, Part 3: South and West Yorkshire||1||Robert Gammage||Eight months in Sherborne||1||Robert Gammage||Working and Campaigning in Chelmsford in 1841-2||1||John Wesley||1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War||1||Thomas Pennant||Gorhambury and Verulamium||1||Thomas Pennant||Ampthill to Luton||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:
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