Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
CHRISTCHURCH-SPITALFIELDS a parish Imperial
Old Artillery Ground parish Bartholomew
OLD ARTILLERY GROUND a liberty Imperial
Spitalfields parish 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 Spitalfields 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 1750: Bristol and London 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 3: The Court and Westminster 2
John Wesley 1749-50: Wesley and the Soldiers; In Ireland and Wales Again; Wesley Burned in Effigy 2
John Wesley 1751-3: Wesley's Marriage; Cornwall Smugglers; Illness and Recovery 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 1: Overview and Suburbs 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 1
John Wesley 1785-90: Collects Money for the Poor; Visits House of Lords; Reasons for his Long Life 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
Norton Folgate 0 2
Aldgate 0 2
Mile End New Town 0 2
Whitechapel 7 2
Tower of London 0 6
St Katherine 0 2
St Luke 0 3
Finsbury 1 2
St George in the East 0 2
Glasshouse Yard 0 2
Shoreditch 8 2
Charter House 0 1
London Docks 0 1
Bethnal Green 6 2
Horsleydown 0 2
Hoxton 0 2
Haggerston 0 2
Bermondsey 1 2
Shadwell 2 2
Wapping 16 2