Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
NORWICH a city and a district Imperial
TOWN-CLOSE a liberty Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
New Catton ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Pockthorpe township 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 Norwich 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 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 23
William Camden Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 18
William Cobbett Dec. 10th to 24th, 1821: Norfolk and Suffolk Journal 9
Charles Wesley July 8 - Aug. 13, 1754: Norfolk 8
Henry Broadhurst In Journeyings Often 7
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: London to Bury St Edmunds 4
John Wesley 1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War 4
John Wesley 1785-90: Collects Money for the Poor; Visits House of Lords; Reasons for his Long Life 4
John Wesley 1757-9: "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Advice to Travelers; French Prisoners 3
Arthur Young 1791 Tour from Cambridgeshire to Birmingham 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 3: The Court and Westminster 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 1: The Trent Valley 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 2
William Camden The Division of Britaine 1
William Camden Essex and Suffolk 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 1: Through Essex to Colchester 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Bristol to Plymouth 1
John Wesley 1760-2: Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations; Speaking Statue; Pentecost 1
John Wesley 1771-3: Windsor Park; Wesley as Art Critic; Glasgow and Perth; Preaches to 30,000 People 1
Arthur Young 1st to 10th September 1776: Galway, Clare, Limerick and Cork 1
Arthur Young 21st to 30th September 1776: Cork and Kerry 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
Conisford 0 1
Mancroft 0 1
Coslany 0 1
Pockthorpe 0 2
Thorpe Hamlet 0 3
Lakenham 0 2
Heigham 0 2
New Catton 0 1
Mousehold 0 2
Trowse 0 2
Eaton 0 2
Arminghall 0 2
Thorpe Next Norwich 1 4
Markshall 0 2
Bixley 0 2
Catton 0 2
Whitlingham 1 2
Earlham 0 2
Hellesdon 0 2
Caister St Edmund 2 2