Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
BLACK-FRIARS an extra-parochial tract Imperial
Castle View liberty Bartholomew
CASTLE-VIEW a liberty Imperial
LEICESTER a town, six parishes, two sub-districts, and a district Imperial
Leicester Abbey parish Bartholomew
LEICESTER-ABBEY an extra-parochial tract Imperial
NEWARK a liberty Imperial
Newarke parish Bartholomew
White Friars parish Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
FIELDS (South) a liberty Imperial
Leicester Frith parish Bartholomew
LEICESTER-FRITH, or SHERMANS-GROUNDS an extra-parochial tract 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 Leicester 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 Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincoln 16
Karl Moritz Chapter 12: Derbyshire to Northampton 8
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 7
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Cambridge to Lichfield 5
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 1: The Trent Valley 2
Arthur Young 1791 Tour from Birmingham to Suffolk 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 2: Oxford, Bristol and Gloucester 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 1: Cheshire and North-West Midlands 1
Celia Fiennes Another tour of the Midlands 1
Robert Gammage Travelling in the north in 1842 1
Robert Gammage Liverpool and London in 1842 1
John Wesley 1740-2: Preaching Incidents; Wesley's Labor Colony; Dispute with Whitefield 1
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 1
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 1
Thomas Pennant Towcester to Redborn 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
Freaks Ground 0 2
Belgrave 0 2
Knighton 0 2
Gilroes 0 2
New Parks 0 3
Evington 0 2
Beaumont Leys 1 2
Humberstone 0 2
Leicester Frith 0 3
Braunstone 0 3
Birstall 0 2
Aylestone 0 2
Thurmaston 0 2
Kirby Frith 0 2
Lubbesthorpe 0 2
Oadby 0 2
Glenfield 0 4
Anstey 0 4
Thurnby 0 2
Hamilton 0 2