Descriptive gazetteer entries

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Wymondley like this:

WYMONDLEY (Great), a parish in Hitchin district, Herts; 1½ mile SE by E of Hitchin r. station. It has a post-office under Stevenage. Acres, 1,120. Real property, £2,552. Pop., 314. Houses, 61. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage, united with St. Ippolitts, in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £330.* Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is chiefly Norman and Tudor, in good repair. There are a national school, and charities £9.

This is the only descriptive gazetter entry we have found, but you may be able to find further references to Great Wymondley by doing a full-text search here.

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 Great Wymondley 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 Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 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 Wymondley 0 2
Graveley 0 2
Willian 0 2
Hitchin 9 4
Ippollitts 0 2
Chesfield 0 2
Bury 0 2
Letchworth 0 2
Weston 0 2
Stevenage 8 2
Preston 0 2
Langley 0 1
Norton 0 2
Ickleford 3 3
Baldock 15 2
Holwell 0 2
Clothall 0 2
Pirton 0 2
Arlesey 0 2
Stotfold 0 2