Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
BOSTON a town, 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 Boston 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 7, Part 2: East Midlands 6
William Camden Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincoln 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 1
George Head The Caledonian Canal 1
John Wesley 1760-2: Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations; Speaking Statue; Pentecost 1
John Wesley 1777-80: On the Isle of Man; City Road Chapel; Wesley Visits Lord George Gordon 1
Thomas Pennant June 26-July 3: Cheshire to the East Riding 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
Hall Hills 0 1
Skirbeck 0 3
Pepper Gowt 0 1
Frith Bank 0 2
Wyberton 0 2
Shuff Fen 0 1
The Friths 0 1
Frampton 0 2
Fishtoft 0 2
Kirton 1 4
South of the Witham 0 1
Brothertoft 0 2
Frithville 0 2
Ferry Corner 0 3
Sibsey 0 2
Simon Weir 0 1
Langriville 0 2
Freiston 0 2
Algar Kirk 0 2
Sutterton 1 2