Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
ABINGDON a town, two parishes, a subdistrict, and a district Imperial
Abingdon (or Northern) Division parliamentary division Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Barton Farm tract of land Bartholomew
Cholsall hamlet Bartholomew
CHOLSALL a hamlet Imperial
NORTHCOTT, or Northcourt a hamlet Imperial
SANDFORD a township Imperial
Shippon ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
SHIPPON a township-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 Abingdon 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 Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex 10
Celia Fiennes Buckinghamshire, Oxford and Chichester 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 2: Somerset and Wiltshire 3
William Cobbett Nov. 9th to 21st, 1821: Gloucester to Berghclere 2
William Camden The Division of Britaine 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 3 - Aug. 31, 1737: Devon, and around London 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 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
Northcourt 0 1
Shippon 0 2
Sutton Wick 0 2
Culham 0 2
Sunningwell 1 2
Radley 0 2
Sutton Courtenay 0 2
Drayton 0 2
Dry Sandford 0 2
Chandlings Farm 0 1
Wootton 0 2
Marcham 0 2
Hormer 0 2
Bagley Wood 0 2
Nuneham Courtenay 4 2
Ock 0 2
Besselsleigh 2 2
Appleford 0 2
Clifton Hampden 0 2
Kennington 0 2