Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Swaffham market town and parish with railway station 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 Swaffham 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.
William Camden Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 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
South Greenhoe 0 2
Sporle 0 2
Cockley Cley 0 2
South Acre 0 2
North Pickenham 0 2
Shingham 0 2
South Pickenham 0 2
Beechamwell 0 2
Narford 1 2
Houghton on the Hill 0 3
Little Dunham 0 3
Narborough 1 2
Newton By Castle Acre 0 2
Necton 0 2
Great Cressingham 0 3
Holme Hale 0 2
Gooderstone 0 2
Caldecote 0 2
Great Dunham 0 4
Castle Acre 1 3