Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
BRAINTREE a small 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 Braintree 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 1, Part 1: Through Essex to Colchester 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 2
Charles Wesley July 8 - Aug. 13, 1754: Norfolk 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 2: Harwich and Suffolk 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 1: Kent Coast and Maidstone 1
Robert Gammage Chelmsford, Oxford and Nottinghamshire 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
Bocking 4 2
Panfield 0 2
Rayne 0 2
Stisted 0 2
Black Notley 0 3
Cressing 0 2
Beazley End 0 2
Shalford 0 2
White Notley 0 3
Bradwell 0 2
Gosfield 0 2
Pattiswick 0 2
Great Saling 0 2
Wethersfield 1 2
Fairstead 0 2
Felsted 1 2
Greenstead Green 0 2
Bardfield Saling 0 3
Great Coggeshall 8 4
Little Leighs 0 2