Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
ISLINGTON a metropolitan suburb, a parish, and a district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Balls Pond ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Highbury district Bartholomew
HIGHBURY a metropolitan suburb and a chapelry Imperial
Holloway railway station Bartholomew
HOLLOWAY a metropolitan suburb and nine chapelries Imperial
Kingsland Green district Bartholomew
KINGSLAND-GREEN a quondam hamlet, now a metropolitan suburb Imperial
Lower Holloway ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Mildmay Park ecclesiastical district and railway station Bartholomew
Pentonville (or Model) Prison Bartholomew
Tollington Park ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Tufnell Park ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Upper Holloway railway station Bartholomew

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 Islington 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.
Charles Wesley Jan. 2 - Apr. 30, 1739: London and Oxford 11
Charles Wesley 1738: Around London, and Oxfordshire 5
Charles Wesley May 1 - Aug. 6, 1740: London,and then to Bristol 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 1: Overview and Suburbs 5
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 4
Charles Wesley May 1 - Aug. 31, 1739: Gloucestershire and Bristol 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 2
William Cobbett Aug. 5th to 10th, 1823: Hampshire and Surrey 1
Charles Wesley 1745: London, Bristol and South Wales 1
Charles Wesley 1750: Bristol and London 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 3: The Court and Westminster 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 1: Middlesex, Hertford and Buckinghamshire 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Bristol to Plymouth 1
John Wesley 1737-8: Troubles in Georgia; Return to England 1
John Wesley 1739: Field-Preaching; "All the World my Parish"; Whitefield; Wales 1
John Wesley 1754-6: Retirement in Paddington; Wesley Slandered; Premonitions 1
Karl Moritz Chapter 6: Around London 1
Karl Moritz Chapter 7: St. Paul's Cathedral 1
Karl Moritz Chapter 13: Northampton to London 1
Thomas Pennant Enfield to London 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
Canonbury 0 2
Barnsbury 0 1
Highbury 0 2
Balls Pond 0 2
De Beauvoir Town 0 2
Pentonville 0 2
Kingsland 0 2
Battle Bridge 0 2
Hoxton 0 2
Newington Green 0 1
Dalston 0 2
Shoreditch 8 2
St Pancras 1 2
Kings Cross 0 2
St Luke 0 3
Holloway 0 2
Finsbury 1 2
Agar Town 0 1
Haggerston 0 2
Grays Inn Road 0 2