Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
AMPTHILL a small town, a park, a parish, a subdistrict, and a district 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 Ampthill 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.
Thomas Pennant Ampthill to Luton 5
William Camden Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 2
Robert Gammage Becoming a Chartist speaker, and first leaving Northampton in 1840 2
John Byng A Tour of Bedfordshire in 1794: May 1
Robert Gammage Gammage's first letter to the Chronicle 1
Paul Hentzner A tour to Cambridge, Oxford and Windsor 1
Thomas Pennant Towcester to Redborn 1
Thomas Pennant Tyringham to Woburn 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
Millbrook 2 2
Maulden 2 2
Flitwick 0 2
Houghton Conquest 5 2
Steppingley 0 2
Redbornstoke 0 2
Flitton 2 2
Lidlington 0 2
Marston Moretaine 0 3
Pulloxhill 0 2
Silsoe 2 2
Haynes 2 2
Ridgmont 3 2
Westoning 0 2
Clophill 2 2
Eversholt 0 2
Tingrith 0 2
Wilshamstead 0 2
Wootton 0 2
Husborne Crawley 0 2