Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Castle Precincts parish Bartholomew
CASTLE-PRECINCTS extra-parochial places Imperial
DURHAM a city and a district Imperial
Durham College parish Bartholomew
DURHAM (Old) a place Imperial
Magdalen Place (or St Mary Magdalen) township Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Broom township Bartholomew
BROOM a township Imperial
Broomside Village colliery village Bartholomew
Crossgate township Bartholomew
CROSSGATE a township Imperial
Elvet township Bartholomew
ELVET a township Imperial
SHINCLIFFE a village, a township, and a chapelry Imperial
SUNDERLAND-BRIDGE a township 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 Durham 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 Durham, Lancashire and Westmorland 15
Thomas Pennant July 4-17: Scarborough to Berwick upon Tweed 10
George Borrow Rheidol Valley 8
Daniel Defoe Letter 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 7
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Durham to Shropshire 6
William Camden Yorkshire: East and North Ridings 3
John Wesley 1777-80: On the Isle of Man; City Road Chapel; Wesley Visits Lord George Gordon 3
William Camden The Division of Britaine 2
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 26, 1751: London to Bristol and the north 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 4: Leeds and North Yorkshire 2
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Exeter to London 2
William Camden Cumberland 1
William Camden Smaller Islands in the British Ocean 1
William Cobbett Sept. 12th to 27th, 1826: Malmsbury to Worcestershire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 2: Oxford, Bristol and Gloucester 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 1: Cheshire and North-West Midlands 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 3: South and West Yorkshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 1
George Head Tees-side 1
John Wesley 1751-3: Wesley's Marriage; Cornwall Smugglers; Illness and Recovery 1
John Wesley 1760-2: Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations; Speaking Statue; Pentecost 1
Thomas Pennant In St Albans 1
Thomas Pennant Enfield to London 1
Thomas Pennant July 17-23: The Borders and Edinburgh 1
Thomas Pennant August 18-29: Sutherland and Caithness 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 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
Maiden Castle 0 2
Crossgate 0 2
Elvet 0 2
Nevilles Cross 1 2
Maiden Bower 0 2
Houghall 0 2
Kepier 0 2
Shincliffe 1 2
Broom 0 2
Sherburn Hospital 0 1
Framwellgate 0 2
Belmont 0 1
Sunderland Bridge 0 2
Bearpark 2 1
Whitwell House 0 2
Ushaw Moor 0 2
Brandon 0 2
Sherburn 0 3
Croxdale 0 4
Kimblesworth 0 2