Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Pomfret Bartholomew
PONTEFRACT or Pomfret a town, a township, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
Pontefract Park township Bartholomew
PONTEFRACT-PARK an extra-parochial tract Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Carleton township Bartholomew
CARLETON a township Imperial
Frystone (or Water Frystone) uninhabited tract Bartholomew
Hardwick, East township Bartholomew
HARDWICKE (EAST) a township-chapelry Imperial
Knottingley township with railway station Bartholomew
Monkhill township Bartholomew
MONKHILL a township Imperial
Tanshelf township and railway station Bartholomew
TANSHELF a township 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 Pontefract 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 Yorkshire: West Riding 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 4: Leeds and North Yorkshire 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 3: South and West Yorkshire 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 2: Oxford, Bristol and Gloucester 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 1
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: Hull to Chatsworth 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
Monkhill 0 2
Tanshelf 0 2
Carleton 0 2
Glass Houghton 0 3
Ferrybridge 4 5
Purston Jaglin 0 3
Castleford 14 2
Featherstone 0 2
Knottingley 6 2
Ackton 0 3
East Hardwick 0 3
Whitwood Mere 0 1
Water Frystone 0 2
Darrington 0 2
Ackworth 0 2
Sutton 0 2
Hill Top 0 2
Whitwood 0 2
Brotherton 4 2
West Hardwick 0 2