Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
ESSEX a maritime county of England 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 Essex 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.
Arthur Young 1st to 10th October 1776: Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary 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
Boreham 1 2
Little Waltham 0 3
Terling 0 2
Springfield 1 2
Broomfield 0 2
Great Leighs 0 3
Hatfield Peverel 3 2
Fairstead 0 2
Little Baddow 0 3
Little Leighs 0 2
Great Waltham 0 3
Moulsham 0 2
Chelmsford 25 4
Chignall Smealy 0 2
White Notley 0 3
Chignall St James 0 2
Ulting 0 2
Ford End 0 1
Pleshy 3 2
Faulkbourne 1 2