Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Chelmsford hundred Bartholomew
CHELMSFORD a town, a parish, a sub-district, a district, and a hundred Imperial
Chelmsford (or Mid) Division Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Moulsham ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
MOULSHAM a hamlet and a chapelry 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 Chelmsford 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.
Robert Gammage Working and Campaigning in Chelmsford in 1841-2 7
William Camden Essex and Suffolk 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 3
George Borrow Llangollen Again 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 1: Through Essex to Colchester 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 2: Harwich and Suffolk 2
Robert Gammage Chelmsford, Oxford and Nottinghamshire 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 1: Kent Coast and Maidstone 1
Daniel Defoe Preface to Second Volume 1
Arthur Young 1776 Tour from Essex to Shropshire 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
Moulsham 0 2
Widford 0 4
Great Baddow 0 3
Springfield 1 2
Galleywood 0 2
Broomfield 0 2
Writtle 2 2
Chignall St James 0 2
Margaretting 0 2
Sandon 0 2
West Hanningfield 0 3
Boreham 1 2
Chignall Smealy 0 2
Little Waltham 0 3
Little Baddow 0 3
Roxwell 0 2
Stock 0 2
Danbury 1 2
East Hanningfield 0 3
Mashbury 0 2