Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
GREENWICH a town, a parish, and a district Imperial
GREENWICH RAILWAY a railway 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 Greenwich 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 2, Part 1: Kent Coast and Maidstone 8
William Camden Kent 4
John Byng A Tour into Kent, 1790 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 3: The Court and Westminster 2
Karl Moritz Chapter 2: Entering London 2
William Camden Rest of Wales 1
Charles Wesley Sept. 9 - Dec. 31, 1737: Oxfordshire, and down to Devon 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 1: Through Essex to Colchester 1
Daniel Defoe Addenda to the first volume 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 1: Overview and Suburbs 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 1: Middlesex, Hertford and Buckinghamshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 11: South-Eastern Scotland 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 1: Fife and Perth 1
Robert Gammage Liverpool and London in 1842 1
Paul Hentzner Arrival and London 1
Paul Hentzner Greenwich 1
Paul Hentzner Departure: Canterbury and Dover 1
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 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
Deptford 38 4
the Isle of Dogs 0 3
Millwall 0 1
Westcombe Park 0 2
Blackheath 0 2
Kidbrooke 0 2
Lewisham 12 2
Hatcham 0 2
New Cross 0 2
Ladywell 0 2
Poplar 5 3
Lee 0 2
Charlton 3 8
Blackwall 0 2
Nunhead 0 2
Brockley 0 2
South Bermondsey 0 1
Silvertown 0 2
Limehouse 10 2
Rotherhithe 0 2