Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
SCILLY ISLANDS a group of islands 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 Isles of Scilly 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 Appendix to letter 3 6
John Wesley 1737-8: Troubles in Georgia; Return to England 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 3: From Exeter to Land's End 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 1: North Cornwall and Devon 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Lands End to Winchester 1
John Wesley 1743: Wesley Refused Sacraments at Epworth; Cornwall and the Scilly Isles 1
John Wesley 1751-3: Wesley's Marriage; Cornwall Smugglers; Illness and Recovery 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
Sampson 0 2
Hugh Town 0 2
St Marys 2 2
Tresco 2 2
Bryher 1 2
St Agnes 0 2
St Martins 1 1
Wolfe Rock Lighthouse 0 2
Lands End 0 2
Maen 0 2
Sennen 3 2
Porthgwarra 0 2
St Levan 0 2
St Just 26 2
Pendeen 0 2
St Buryan 3 2
Sancreed 1 2
Morvah 12 2
Paul 0 2
Madron 0 2