Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
HOUNSLOW a town, a chapelry, and a quondam heath 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 Hounslow 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 Cobbett Oct. 7th Oct to Nov. 30th, 1822: Hampshire, Surrey, and Sussex 5
William Camden Middlesex and London 1
Charles Wesley 1749: Marriage to Sally Gwynne 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 3: Berkshire and Buckinghamshire 1
George Head East Riding 1
John Wesley 1754-6: Retirement in Paddington; Wesley Slandered; Premonitions 1
Karl Moritz Chapter 9: Richmond to Windsor 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
Lampton 0 2
Spring Grove 0 2
Scrattage 0 2
Whitton 0 2
Heston 0 2
Isleworth 5 5
Osterley 0 2
Hounslow Heath 2 0
Norwood 1 3
St Margarets 0 1
Twickenham 3 2
Fulwell 0 2
Brentford End 0 1
Cranford 0 3
Strawberry Hill 0 2
Marble Hill 0 2
Brentford 15 2
Richmond 41 2
Hatton 0 2
Feltham 0 2