Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Isle of Man Bartholomew
MAN, or ISLE of MAN an island, with adjacent islet of Calf of Man and several skerries Imperial
Sodor and Man an insular diocese 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 the Isle of Man 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.
George Head Arriving in the Isle of Man 4
George Head Point of Ayre and back to Douglas 3
George Head South from Douglas 2
George Head The west coast of the Isle of Man 2
George Head The Foxdale Mines and the Calf of Man 2
George Head Ramsey; a Manx Wedding 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
Injebreck 1 2
Baldwin 0 2
Cronk Y Voddy 0 2
German 0 2
Snaefell 0 2
Glen Wyllin 1 3
Kirk Michael 5 2
Marown 0 2
Union Mills 0 2
St Johns 4 2
Laxey 3 2
Braddan 4 2
Ballaugh 0 2
Onchan 0 4
Lonan 0 2
Douglas 31 2
Foxdale 2 2
Sulby 3 2
Dhoon 0 2
Peel 12 2