Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Grantham soke Bartholomew
GRANTHAM a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
Grantham Grange uninhabited parish Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Gonerby, Little hamlet Bartholomew
HARLAXTON a village and a parish Imperial
Harrowby township Bartholomew
Houghton hamlet Bartholomew
HOUGHTON a hamlet Imperial
MANTHORPE a township and a chapelry Imperial
Manthorpe cum Little Gonerby township Bartholomew
Spittlegate township Bartholomew
SPITTLEGATE, Houghton, and Walton a township Imperial
WALTON a hamlet 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 Grantham 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.
John Byng A Tour in the Midlands, 1789: Biggleswade to Newark 7
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 3
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 2
John Wesley 1746-8: Severe Weather; Ireland; Wesley's Protest against Lawlessness 2
William Camden Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincoln 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 1
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: London to Yorkshire 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
Little Gonerby 0 1
Winnibriggs and Threo 0 2
Spittlegate 0 2
Harrowby 0 2
Manthorpe 0 3
Harlaxton 2 2
Little Ponton 0 3
Londonthorpe 0 2
Barrowby 0 2
Great Gonerby 0 3
Stroxton 0 2
Belton 0 2
Old Somerby 0 2
Great Ponton 6 3
Syston 0 2
Denton 1 2
Hungerton 0 2
Welby 1 2
Sedgebrook 0 2
North Stoke 0 2