Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
HATFIELD, or Bishops-Hatfield a small town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
BROCKET HALL the seat and death-place of the late Viscount Melbourne Imperial
HATFIELD-WOODHOUSE a hamlet Imperial
Lemsford ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
NEWGATE-STREET a hamlet-chapelry Imperial
Roe Green hamlet Bartholomew
ROE-GREEN a hamlet 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 Hatfield 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.
Thomas Pennant Luton to Hatfield 7
John Byng A Tour in the Midlands, 1789: London to Biggleswade 1
John Byng A Tour of Bedfordshire in 1794: May 1
John Byng A Tour of Bedfordshire in 1794: September 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 2: Harwich and Suffolk 1
Thomas Pennant Tyringham to Woburn 1
Thomas Pennant Enfield to London 1
Arthur Young 1776 Tour of South Wales and South Midlands 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
Essendon 0 2
Lemsford 0 2
Welwyn 6 2
North Mimms 3 3
Colney Heath 0 2
Little Berkhampstead 0 3
Hertingfordbury 0 2
Tewin 0 2
Digswell 0 2
Ayot St Peter 0 1
Sandridge 1 2
Bayford 0 2
Tittenhanger 0 2
Newgate Street 0 1
Ponsbourne 0 1
Bramfield 0 3
Northaw 1 2
London Colney 2 2
Ridge 0 2
Brickendon 0 2