Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
SHAFTESBURY a town, three parishes, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
SHASTON (East and West) a division 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 Shaftesbury 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 Dorset and Somerset 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 2: Salisbury and Dorset 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 2: Somerset and Wiltshire 2
Celia Fiennes Wiltshire and Dorset 1
John Wesley 1771-3: Windsor Park; Wesley as Art Critic; Glasgow and Perth; Preaches to 30,000 People 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
Cann 0 3
Alcester 0 2
Motcombe 0 2
Melbury Abbas 0 2
Donhead St Mary 0 2
Compton Abbas 0 3
Semley 0 2
Fontmell Magna 0 2
Sedgehill 0 2
Margaret Marsh 0 2
Stour Provost 0 2
East Stour 0 3
Donhead 0 1
East Orchard 0 2
Donhead St Andrew 0 2
Todber 0 2
Redland 0 2
Sutton Waldron 0 2
Ashmore 0 2
West Orchard 0 2